Self-immolation spreads to Israel as man sets himself on fire to protest unbearable living conditions in the occupied state
Old news by now but since we weren’t able to cover this on the 14th
July 16, 2012
A man sustained near-fatal burns after he self-immolated at a protest on Saturday in Tel Aviv against the economic policies of Israel’s conservative government. The protest was part of a larger resurgence of the Israeli Social Justice Movement.
This is a horribly dismissive statement from police spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld about the incident:
From what I understand, he claimed money had been taken from him. Obviously he did it for financial reasons, though further details are not yet clear.
Over the last two days protests have erupted as a direct response to the self-immolation.