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Most of Israel’s Disabled War Veterans Employed and Housed, Official Rerorts

Three-quarters of Israel’s 2,200 disabled war veterans have already found employment, Yosef Gurion, chief of the Rehabilitation Division of the Defense Ministry, today announced. Of the remaining 25 percent, be said, 70 are still undergoing treatment, 118 are classified as unemployable and the remainder will be placed in jobs shortly.

In addition some 4,000 veterans classified as invalids and cared for by the division are not entitled to pensions because the illness or disability which landed them in a hospital existed before their subastment. Of this group only 500 remain unemployed and include some 150 tuberculosis and mental patients whose complete recovery is doubtful. All except 200 disabled veterans who requested housing have already had this need answered.