Elad has resumed his studies. He is completing the high school diploma he did not finish when he was younger. He has also started training to join a disabled basketball team.
"I try to be optimistic. I pray that my life will go back to how it was. Of course nothing will be the same. My injuries are permanent and I see the world in a different way - not so bright and white.
"I have no regrets about coming to Israel. Israel is the place for me. Who knows what might have happened to me if I had not come. In every prayer we prayed to come to Israel."
Photographs by Nadav Neuhaus, France Reportage