An Israeli protester poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire during a social justice demonstration.
Moshe Silman, a 57-year-old Haifa resident, set himself on fire in a Tel Aviv demonstration marking the anniversary of last summer’s social protests.
The man left a note at the scene blaming the state of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz for “taking from the poor and giving to the rich.”
Israel’s Channel 10 TV showed footage of the man on fire. People crowded around, trying to put out the flames with shirts and water. People could be heard shouting “medic” and “bring water quickly.”