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Wounded IDF vets to compete at Invictus Games for first time

Britain's Prince Harry congratulates a member of the United States wheelchair basketball team after winning the gold medal in the finals during day eight of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, October 27, 2018. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Prince Harry congratulates a member of the United States wheelchair basketball team after winning the gold medal in the finals during day eight of the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, October 27, 2018. (Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via AP)

Israel will send a delegation to the Invictus Games next year in Dusseldorf for the first time.

The games, which were first held in 2014 and founded by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick members or veterans of the military.

“Israel has a long-standing respect for the power of sport in recovery, and I’m pleased they are joining our wider community this year,” says Dominic Reid, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation.

Limor Luria, head of the Defense Ministry’s rehabilitation department, says Israel is “very happy to be invited to participate in the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023. Being a part of the Invictus Community will provide more opportunities for recovery among veterans who were wounded or became ill whilst serving. In Israel, we have learnt a great deal about the importance of physical activity as a positive catalyst for recovery and rehabilitation.”

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