Israeli missing in Ukraine has epilepsy, wife says

Amir Ohana, the Israeli man missing since Monday in Ukraine, suffers from epilepsy, his wife Meital tells Israel’s Channel 10.

“He has epilepsy, and there’s a fear that he suffered an epileptic seizure with no one nearby to help him,” she says.

Ohana was on a pilgrimage to the Ukrainian town of Uman, where the 18th-century Hassidic sage Nachman of Breslov is buried, when he disappeared.

“He was supposed to call me immediately after the end of the [Rosh Hashanah] holiday” on Tuesday evening, Meital says. “When he didn’t call I started to make all sorts of calls. After a few hours [a stranger] answered and I understood that he was missing.”

The Israeli consulate, a travel insurance company, local police and the Israeli rescue organization ZAKA have launched a massive search in the Uman area for Ohana, including diving into a local lake and sweeping through nearby forests.

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