Published On: Wed, Dec 10th, 2014

No Pay for IDF Soldiers Who Lost their Sight in Gaza War Because of Lost Equipment

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The IDF is delaying the payment of a discharge awards for two recently released soldiers who had been seriously injured in operation Defensive Shield last summer, Israel Radio reported Wednesday. The military claims the two soldiers owe money for equipment that was lost in that war.

According to the two fighters, who served in the Golani Brigade, their equipment was lost in the fighting in Gaza.

According to Israel Radio, both soldiers were wounded in the battle of Shuja’iyya, where each of them has lost sight in one eye. They were hospitalized for three months and after their release their treatments continue.

The Battle of Shuja’iyya was fought in the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, between the IDF and the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, July 20, 2014 in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City. 13 Israeli soldiers were killed and 56 wounded, 120 Palestinians were killed, and 288 wounded.

Following the report, the IDS said the matter will be reviewed.

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