IDF: Suicide is the primary cause of death among Israeli soldiers
According to IDF data, in the past three years, suicide has claimed more soldiers’ lives than operational activity, accidents or illness; most of the suicide victims served in the home front.
The primary cause of death among soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Forces is suicide, according to an analysis of data covering the past three years. In 2011, the most recent year for which official army data is available, 21 soldiers took their own lives – more than the number of soldiers who died as a result of disease, traffic accidents, operational activity or other calamities.
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