Sunday, November 17, 2013
Europa & Palestine News « Europa & Middle East News
In light of the continuous neglect of the israeli government to the worsening economic and social conditions of the Israeli civil society affairs, stealingbillions from the general budget of the state of Israel, specially the social budget of the poor people and transferring it to the budget of settlements in the occupied Palestine. And in the light of pumping billions into the military budget of so-called defense ministry, especially for the branches of the genocidal army that occupies Palestine and perpetrates war crimes under the pretext of the international laws and Geneva convention, the third Israeli civilian has set fire to himself today morning in one of the gardens of Tel Aviv. He died in protest against the poverty and the miserable conditions in which he and others are forced to live in Israel,
A 55-year old man set himself on fire last night (Saturday) on Israel Silentio 46th Street in Tel Aviv. The Israeli Police revealed that the man, 55, had attempted suicide due to poverty and financial hardships. Channel 10 news reported that the man did not leave a note before setting himself ablaze.
Three weeks ago, a 65-year old man set himself on fire at the entrance to the Sharon shopping in Netanya. He suffered burns on 70% of his body, according to media reports.
On July 14 2012, Moshe Silman, 57 from Haifa, set himself on fireduring a demonstration in Tel Aviv marking the one-year anniversary of demonstrations that swept the country to protest the high cost of living and other social issues. Mr Silman, 57, left a note accusing Israel’s conservative government of “taking from the poor and giving to the rich”.
On 22 July 2012, Akiva Mafi, a 45-year-old wheelchair-bound army veteran, doused his body in petrol and lit it at a bus station on July 22.