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Published on Jul 14, 2012
Israeli activists read the letter left by Moshe Silman, minutes after he set himself on fire, during a social justice demo, July 14, 2012
The letter reads:
"The State of Israel has stolen from me and robbed me, left me with nothing and the Tel Aviv District Court blocked me from getting justice. — registrar at the Tel Aviv District court, broke the law, disrupted legal proceedings, out of condescension. It won't even assist me with my rental fees Two committees from the Ministry of Housing have rejected me, despite the fact that I have undergone a stroke and was granted 100% work disability Ask the manager of Amidar, in Hafia, on Hanevi'im Street. I blame the State of Israel I blame Bibi Netanyahu and [Minister of Finance] Yuval Steinitz both scum for the humiliation that disenfranchised citizens go through day in and day out, that take from the poor and give to the rich, and to public servants those that serve the State of Israel The National Health Insurance, especially —, the manager of their operations, and the manager of their claims department, —, on Lincoln Street in Tel Aviv, who illegally seized my work equipment for my truck. The Haifa National Insurance Institute branch, who abused me for a year until I was granted disability. That I pay NIS 2300 per month in Health Insurance taxes and even more for my medicine. I have no money for medicine or rent. I can't make the money after I have paid my millions in taxes I did the army, and until age 46 I did reserve duty I refuse to be homeless, this is why i am protesting. Against all the injustices done to me by the State, me and others like me."