Survivors Of Nova Massacre Claim That 50 Survivors Of Nova Massacre Have Committed Suicide


    JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The State Control Committee held a hearing Tuesday to discuss the bureaucratic difficulties faced by the survivors of the Nova music festival massacre on October 7, as they attempt to receive psychological treatment and recover from their trauma. During the course of the hearing, several survivors testified to their shaky emotional state and decried the lack of response from the state to their predicament.

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    Guy Ben Shimon, a survivor of the massacre said, “There have been nearly 50 suicides among the Nova [survivors] – that is the number from two months ago. There are many more who have been forcibly committed to asylums.”

    The Health Ministry later denied these claims, stating that it did not know of such statistics regarding suicides of Nova survivors. The ministry claimed that there are less than 10 suicides among those who survived the massacre.

    Na’ama Eitan, who also survived the massacre, said, “I participated in a study which checked my heartrate and other parameters and showed me how I am really not okay at all. The average number of hours I sleep each night is two. I spent seven hours under a tree, while terrorists passed beside me and I called the police and asked, ‘Where are you? Why is no one coming?’ If there is quiet around me, my head is churning and I go back to there. I need someone to accompany me at all times.”

    She stressed, “If it weren’t for my psychologist, I would’nt be here. I have friends who have not yet gotten out of bed, and they have not received any help. Twenty-four treatments? What is that? Nothing! Why do I need to prove to someone what I experienced? Why do I need to prove and explain what happened to me? I was there.”

    Or Nasa, another survivor, shared, “We don’t wake up at night and we can’t do anything, and now they come and tell us we need to fill out this form or that form. This can ruin our entire day. We are not able to do anything. A friend stopped working because of a mental breakdown that she experienced, but the National Insurance Institute doctors did not recognize her as suffering a work injury. I need to go to a psychologist but there is an appointment only five months from now.”

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    1 month ago

    This number is denied by the health ministry