The soldiers aren't suffering post-traumatic stress because they're lives were ever in danger. This was a one-sided massacre. They are suffering because not everyone is a sociopathic killer. They suffer from their conscience.
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers who participated in the Tel Aviv regime’s war against the besieged Gaza Strip last summer have sought psychiatric counseling, a report says.
Over 350 soldiers have received treatment for symptoms related to post-traumatic stress, including disorientation, low productivity, and recurring nightmares, a report by Israel Today said.
A number of the soldiers suffered full-on psychological trauma, the daily said, citing a senior Israeli official as saying that “hundreds” of soldiers had sought psychiatric treatment for “severe stress” during the 50-day war on Gaza.
The Israeli regime started airstrikes on the Palestinian territory in early July 2014 and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion. The war ended in late August that year.
Nearly 2,200 Palestinians lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the assaults. Gaza Health officials say the victims included 578 children and nearly 260 women, adding that more than 3,100 children were injured in the offensive.
Moreover, the UN has said that up to 1,500 children were orphaned in the Israeli war.
Some 100,000 people remain homeless in Gaza, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
A recent Israeli report, meanwhile, revealed that at least 10 Israeli soldiers committed suicide last year, including four who had taken part in the 2014 war on Gaza.
The Gaza Strip has been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007. The blockade, which has cut off the territory from the outside world, has led to an economic and humanitarian crisis in the densely-populated enclave.