SHAFAQNA (Shia international Association) — A wheelchair-bound Israeli was in serious condition on Sunday after setting himself on fire just hours before the funeral of a man who had set himself alight during a social justice protest on July 14.
A man in a wheelchair set himself on fire at a bus stop near Yehud" near Tel Aviv, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
"Passersby put out the flames. The man, in his late forties, was in serious condition, he was taken to the Sheba hospital in Tel HaShomer," he said.
"From what we know, he set himself on fire," Rosenfeld said, indicating that an investigation was under way.
Sunday's apparent self-immolation, carried out by a man who is reportedly a disabled Israeli army veteran, took place just hours before the funeral of Moshe Silman.
Silman died on Friday, six days after setting himself ablaze at a Tel Aviv social justice demonstration.—www.shafaqna.com/english