Eshkol Regional Council

More Israelis Seek Psychological Help Due to Rocket Fire

Experts say children in the south live in a state of "routine emergency."
11/13/2012 - 19:00

Rounds of fighting in southern Israel and the constant rocket fire on towns and cities bordering the Gaza Strip have not only physically endangered the safety of residents, but have also had a telling effect on their psychological health.

The ERAN Association for Emotional First Aid has reported an increase of 22 percent in the number of Israelis in the south who have contacted it in recent days for assistance. More than 150 rockets have been fired at southern Israel since Saturday night, Israeli officials said.

A Qassam rocket in Sderot. Wikimedia Commons
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