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Eight Israeli soldiers commit suicide in nearly three months

Suicide rate rising among Israeli soldiers

The number of suicide cases among the Israeli army soldiers is “constantly” mounting, Hebrew reports have revealed.

Israel’s 0404 reported today that an Israeli soldier at the Hatzor military base, located at the southern area of the Palestinian occupied territories, committed suicide last night, as she fired a bullet at her head.

The incident is one of series of suicide cases that have been monitored during the past two and a half months, during which seven soldiers committed suicide.

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The Israeli police are currently investigating into the cases, the Israeli website noted.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) spokesperson recently said that the last three years have witnessed an increase in the number of suicide cases among the Israeli soldiers.

In 2016, some 15 IDF soldiers committed suicide over the course of the year, according to The Times of Israel.

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  • DEADP00L

    You pay a price for the oppression and ethnic cleansing of millions of people, one way or another. You have to live with what you did to deny millions of people the right to self determination; while claiming you were the one seeking self determination. When you are actually the oppressor, the persecutor and the ethnic cleansing of not just Palestine but of Jews.

    I have no sympathy for such a virtue-less artificial state cosplaying as biblical when it’s just a concentration camp and a black hole where humanity is sent to its demise.

    • WomanPatriot

      You are so right, Deadpool…these atrocities by Israel not only needs to end but the State of Israel should be shut down and those Palestinian lands given back to their rightful owners…the Palestinians!
      We must however, keep in mind, those IDF soldiers are just as brainwashed from children as our US and UK soldiers are brainwashed as children by their country, to mass murder for the Global bankers and Multi-Nat’l corporations. Our world is truly in a very sad state when we think nothing of mass murdering innocent children. It doesn’t get any worse than that.

      • DEADP00L

        No it doesn’t and if must not. People die whether solder or civilian; while the politicians and diplomats continue to plot more wars and more ways to slaughter everyone. Why do we all comply? It should be the politicians and the generals that kill themselves and all ministers who indoctrinate human beings into hating human beings. Not us, not anybody else. Why do we insist on allowing our men and women in uniform to comply so mindlessly then cry foul when their actions rightfully haunt them?

        It all has to stop and whether we like ti or not, force will be the only way to do it. Politicians understand nothing else. Their violence is enacted against the masses through policy and military force. It has to stop. They have to fear consequences and there is no one policing our politicians, diplomats and protecting us all from them.

  • 8 in three months. That’s a tiny number. When compared with other armies, sounds pretty good to me. Doesn’t mean any more than the fact that yes, the IDF does have humans in it who have problems, just like any group of humans. But they are probably handling it better.