A three-judge panel of the Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday recognized a
former elite soldier as disabled by virtue of the post-traumatic stress
disorder from which he suffers.
The precedent-setting ruling
grants him all of the extra legal support, care and benefits that
definition carries. This is the first time the Defense Ministry will
grant benefits to a soldier because he has PTSD.
marked the second time in this soldier’s decade-long legal battle in
which the court overturned the ruling of a Defense Ministry appeals
board, after that body rejected the soldier’s request to be recognized
as disabled by virtue of his psychological condition.