Jewish expats report considerable PTSD following the October War, according to a university study.

Following the October 7 Iron Swords War, an alarming number of people living worldwide have been revealed by a recent study from the University of Haifa. According to the study, 66.4 % of the population had PTSD indicators, with a significant percentage expressing anxiety as a result of their personal connections to Israel and hatred. Scientists, led by Dr. Yael Mayer and Dr. Yael Enav, found that exposure to anti-Israel and racist sentiment was common, with 91 % of respondents encountering such sentiments. Some respondents conceal Israeli symbols and avoid certain locations because of their presence as Jews or Israelis, which has resulted in significant levels of fear and uncertainty. Concerns about the health of their families in Israel and worries about the security of their children worldwide were also expressed by the sense of vulnerability. The study also revealed how deeply Israelis who live abroad are deeply connected to their own country, as evidenced by their strong sense of belonging and desire to support Israel from far. Despite their physical range, some people said they felt a lot of guilt over not being actually present in Israel during the fight. &# 13,
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Top Stories &# 13, This thorough investigation, in which 506 people from all over the world participated, gave an insight into the mental state of the Jewish expatriate community two months into the conflict. The results highlight the war’s wider effects, which extend much beyond Israel’s borders to its worldwide community.