Yechimovich: Self-immolation cannot become a legitimate act

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
July 22, 2012 15:29

Labor chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich warned against self-immolation becoming a legitimate act of protest on Sunday, following the fifth attempted suicide-by-fire in a week's time.

Acknowledging the victimization of the first prominent man who set himself alight, Moshe Silman, Yechimovich said, "[Silman's] suicide cannot be allowed to become a legitimate act of protest."

"Taking one's own life is an extreme and awful act and it cannot be idealized," she added.

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