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July 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Protestor Who Set Himself Ablaze in Tel Aviv, Dies

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Moshe Silman set himself on fire during a protest in Tel Aviv. Photo: www.greenprophet.com.

JPost – Moshe Silman, the man who was critically wounded when he lit himself on fire at a social justice protest in Tel Aviv last week, succumbed to his wounds at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer on Friday.

Silman, a 57-year-old Haifa resident, had recently been recognized as 100 percent disabled by the National Insurance Institute (NII), but was receiving only NIS 2,300 in state benefits and was informed recently that he was not eligible for government housing. He was facing eviction in less than two weeks from the apartment where he had been living for free over the past year

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