Bomb victim walks
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.
Support: Zion Shitrit with his parents Pini and Tova at the clinic