Jerusalem man attempts to self-immolate

By MELANIE LIDMAN
July 31, 2012 18:16

Another man tried to set himself on fire in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon outside the National Insurance Building to protest his dire economic situation.

The man had doused himself with flammable liquid on Ben Sira around 12:30pm. A nearby policeman realized what was happening and tackled the man to keep him from lighting any kind of flame.

The man was the sixth self-immolation attempt since Moshe Silman set himself on fire on July 14 and died of his injuries a week later. A disabled IDF veteran in Yehud set himself on fire on July 22 and is in serious condition with burns over 80% of his body.

The other self-immolation attempts were halted before they ignited the fire.


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