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  7/29/2012, Av 10, 5772

Social Activist Starts Hunger Strike


Social-justice activist Tamir Hajaj of Kfar Saba started a hunger strike, Sunday, after his demand to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was not met. Hajaj went on a protest march, last week, after the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Le'umi) and the Housing Ministry decided not to grant him assistance, in spite of his not having a home or property.

Hajaj said the hunger strike would be until further notice. Last week, he told Arutz Sheva that he was against extreme acts against the body, but that a hunger strike would be "to death". While he expected more self immolations, inspired by Moshe Silman, he called on people to go on hunger strikes instead.