An elderly "Israeli" woman has set herself on fire, becoming the fourth person to self-immolate over the past month. It is remarkable that the series of self-immolators that has started almost a month ago is escalating, while "Israel" tries to block the news on it.
The woman, around 80 years old, set herself on fire on Wednesday afternoon at her home in the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem), according to Xinhua news agency.
The elderly woman has been hospitalized and is reported to be in serious condition with second and third degree burns covering approximately 20 percent of her body. This is the fourth case of self-immolation in "Israel" since a 57-year old man set himself on fire during a "social protest" demonstrations in Tel Aviv in mid-July. Moshe Silman, who died from his wounds a week after, criticized "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a note, saying "the state of "Israel" robbed me out of everything and left me with nothing."
Hours before Silman's funeral, a 45-year old disabled army veteran died after setting himself on fire in a bus stop in the city of Yehud about 15 kilometers east of Tel Aviv.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched and set up protest camps across the occupied Palestinian territories as they were angry at the high costs of living and social inequalities, the protesters called for the resignation of Netanyahu.
Moreover, Haaretz posted an article in which Blogger for TheMarker Cafe describes his quest as he was banned from posting a piece on the self-immolation of Silman.
"Two and half weeks ago, I searched for the entry "Moshe Silman" in Hebrew Wikipedia. I was curious to see how a web encyclopedia would cover self-immolation, the role of Silman's action in the social protest, and the public debate which followed."
The blogger did not find such an entry, therefore promptly wrote the entry and posted it in Wikipedia.
But to his surprise, he tried to post several times, he further explains "and then a message popped up in my browser, informing me that there was a "Talk Page," where surfers discuss entries, even if they still don't exist, and that the creation of such an entry was blocked."
In other words, whoever will try to create such an entry - won't succeed.
According to the blogger, "The first effort to create a "Moshe Silman" entry was on July 15, one day after his self-immolation, appears on the Talk Page."
"I later found out the person who blocked the entry was a Wikepedia user identified as "Dorit," who used her authorization to block the entry. Dorit is one of only four Hebrew "Wikipeds," the highest authority in the Hebrew Wikepedia," he revealed.
Source: News Agencies, edited by moqawama.org