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        10/23/2013, Cheshvan 19, 5774

      Police Rescue Senior Who Threatened Self-Immolation


      Eilat police rescued a 68-year-old resident who threatened to ignite his body on fire with flammable liquid. The incident occurred in front of the National Insurance offices. The man said he was protesting cuts to his senor citizen pension payments.

      The phenomenon of self-immolation increased dramatically with the 2011 tent protests. Starting with Moshe Silman, several protesters burned themselves to death in protest of their dire economic situations.