Second Israeli Sets Himself On Fire

07/21/2012 - 20:00

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.

Netanyahu Vows Probe Of Self-Immolator's Circumstances

07/14/2012 - 20:00

A social justice protester who set himself on fire at a Tel Aviv demonstration is the victim of "a great and personal tragedy," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, while ordering the relevant ministries to look into the case.

Moshe Silman, 57, of Haifa, poured gasoline on his body and set himself alight Saturday night during a demonstration in Tel Aviv to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of social justice protests last summer.

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