Second Israeli Sets Himself On Fire
07/22/12
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A disabled Israeli veteran set himself alight two days after the death of an Israeli protester who set himself on fire during a social justice protest.

The wheelchair-bound man, 45, poured gasoline on himself Sunday at a bus station in Yehud in central Israel. Onlookers put out the flames.

He was taken to a hospital in Tel Aviv with burns on 80 percent of his body, according to reports.

His self-immolation occurred hours before the scheduled funeral of Moshe Silman. Silman set himself alight a week ago, during a social justice protest, and died on July 20.

Protest leaders, Silman's family, and organizations that help the poor have come out publically against imitating Silman's desperate act. But at least 6 people have threatened to set themselves on fire in recent days.

The disabled veteran reportedly was in severe financial hardship.

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08/02/2012 - 18:58

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How much would he have needed to NOT do something so futile and illogical?

I would think that fire is not a popular form of suicide but to hear that political protesters do this is unbelievable. If they don't care about your situation, why would hurting yourself move the indifferent or your tormentors??

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