Israeli PTSD victims refuse to run away
Every Tuesday a running group meets in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, comprising 20-30 former soldiers. The group’s leader, Rami Yulzari, explains how running was an important step in him combating post-traumatic stress disorder.
It began at the turn into Kibbutz Ein Gev, on the eastern shore of Lake Kinneret. His pulse was racing. His heart was thumping. Sweat was dripping into his eyes. And suddenly – snap – he was back in Lebanon. He knew, logically, that the Kinneret was in front of him and it was 2012, but he couldn’t register it. He saw, clearly, the crowds cheering him and the other marathon...
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