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      Archive: 12/19/2012

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        12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

      Woman Self-Immolates near Beilinson Hospital

      A woman in her 30s set herself on fire Wednesday near Beilinson hospital in Petach Tikva. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

      Israel saw a wave of self-immolations in mid-2012, sparked by a man’s self-immolation during a “social justice” rally in Tel Aviv. The man had been suffering due to poverty and debt, and feared losing his housing benefits and becoming homeless.