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Thousands of people hold solidarity rally for man who set himself on fire as protest

Social justice activists block Ayalon Highway in Tel Aviv. Demonstrations also staged in Jerusalem, Haifa and Beershaba. 'Silman was not crazy, he's like you and me,' says activist-
Some 2,000 people demonstrated Sunday night in front of the government offices in Tel Aviv in protest of the public housing situation in Israel. The activists blocked Ayalon Highway and several other streets in Tel Aviv. Earlier, the demonstrators read aloud the letter left behind by Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire during the social justice protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday. They also yelled "Bibi and Steinitz go home."

Silman, who suffered burns on over 90% of his body, is still hospitalized in critical condition at Sheeba Medical Center. His relatives said Sunday night that he suffers from organ failure and doctors said his chances of survival are slim.

"Moshe isn't crazy, he's just l

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Added: Jul-16-2012 Occurred On: Jul-16-2012
By: aydeo
Other News, Other Middle East
Tags: Solidarity rally, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Silman
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