Bomb vic­tim walks

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cled one-and-a-half kilo­me­tres on a re­cum­bent bi­cy­cle.

He was on his third day of work at the Hadera mar­ket when the sui­cide bomb went off in 2005.

He had re­cently fin­ished his three­year stint as a com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer in the army, where he was based in the Gaza Strip. The fam­ily moved to a ground floor flat to ac­com­mo­date him. He now lives with a carer in Hadera, but ad­mits he finds things hard. “I used to go out to bars a lot, but it is hard now. Ev­ery­where I go, I have to make sure there is some­one with me to help. I have lost my in­de­pen­dence.”

Mr Ogali does not claim a cure for all ill­nesses and ac­knowl­edges that his pa­tient still has a long way to go, but in the mean­time, the de­ter­mined and smil­ing young Is­raeli is hang­ing on to his dream of one day be­ing able to drive an As­ton Martin — his favourite car.

PHOTO: JOHN RIFKIN

Sup­port: Zion Shitrit with his par­ents Pini and Tova at the clinic

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