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Haaretz/Moshe Silman dies after self-immolation at Israeli protest

20 July 2012versione stampabile

Revital Hovel

Moshe Silman, the Israeli activist who set himself on fire during a social justice protest in Tel Aviv one week ago, succumbed to his wounds on Friday at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. Silman was suffering from second and third-degree burns on 94 percent of his body.

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The 57-year-old, the son of Holocaust survivors, did not have an easy start. He lived alone, and according to friends. tried to get ahead in life and live in dignity. But a small debt to the National Insurance Institute grew and sent him into an economic and bureaucratic tailspin that ended in self-immolation Saturday night on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street in front of the cameras.

“Moshe was simply not willing for the State of Israel to run him over anymore,” a friend said.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/moshe-silman-dies-after-self-immolation-at-israeli-protest-1.452513

One Response to Haaretz/Moshe Silman dies after self-immolation at Israeli protest

  1. Andrea S.

    22 July 2012 at 22:35

    Un altro poveraccio stritolato da ingranaggi molto più grandi e forti di lui.

    Finchè Israele continuerà per la strada delle colonie e della lobby pro-colonica, tutto questo non solo non avrà fine… diventerà sempre più frequente.