Activist Silman who set self on fire succumbs to wounds

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 20, 2012 16:13




Moshe Silman, the man who was critically wounded when he lit himself on fire at a social justice protest in Tel Aviv last week, succumbed to his wounds at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer on Friday.


Silman, a Haifa resident in his 50s, had recently been recognized as 100 percent disabled by the National Insurance Institute (NII), but was receiving only NIS 2,300 in state benefits and was informed recently that he was not eligible for government housing. He was facing eviction in less than two weeks from the apartment where he had been living for free over the past year.


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