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Shalom Rotban, Who Suffers From PTSD And Ran Away To Jordan, Reunited With his Family

By 05/28/2023 11:15 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Shalom Rotban, who had been missing for more than two years, met his family in an emotional reunion before the Shavuos holiday after being found in Jordan by two Arab nursing students.

Since a missile detonated nearby Rotban’s home in Kiryat Malachi in 2012, killing three people he knew, Rotban has been dealing with PTSD.

Since then, Rotban has left the house on multiple occasions.

However, in May 2021, during the Guardian of the Walls battle, when rockets were once more raining down, Rotban vanished without a trace.

Nothing was heard from him for two years, but Rotban was eventually found after a fortuitous encounter with nursing students Mohammed Nassasra and Kamel A-Talkat, who are from Israel and speak Hebrew.

The two tried to get in touch with Rotban for hours before he finally jotted down his mother’s phone number; at this point, the students sent the woman a Whatsapp message with information on her son.

After that, they connected the mother and her son, and both started crying. Mohammed stated, “It was like watching a movie.”

Rotban had been discovered on the side of the road and transferred to an Amman psychiatric facility.

While undergoing their training there, the two Arab pupils recognized that the young man who had gone missing might be an Israeli.

Shalom Rotban’s brother Yossi commented, “I got my brother back like new. I had this time in my dreams but didn’t think it would happen.


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