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Main Tel Aviv highway reopens to traffic as protest against treatment of veterans with PTSD ends

Israeli veterans and disabled IDF soldiers protest outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv for improved financial and medical aid on April 18, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Israeli veterans and disabled IDF soldiers protest outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv for improved financial and medical aid on April 18, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Tel Aviv’s Ayalon Highway has reopened to traffic as the hundreds of IDF veterans and supporters protesting against the government’s care for soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder have wrapped up their demonstrations.

The protesters had blocked the Ayalon for several hours.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday said he was setting up a public committee to plan reform of the ministry’s Rehabilitation Department for disabled veterans, days after an IDF veteran suffering from PTSD set himself alight outside the department’s offices in Petah Tikva.

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