A third person on Monday tried to set himself on fire, police said. An individual in Sderot barricaded himself in the office of the town's mayor and threatened to set fire to himself, because of his economic situation. The man was arrested and taken in for questioning. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Two other people tried to set fire to themselves earlier Monday, one in Netivot and Ofakim. The latter incident occurred at the town's police station. Police managed to stop the man from carrying out his plan, injuring him lightly during the operation. On Monday, a 50 year old disabled IDF soldier set himself on fire, seriously injuring himself.