Disabled veteran sets himself alight in Yehud

23.07.2012                      04.Aw. 5772

Selbst angezündet:

Disabled veteran sets himself alight in Yehud

Akiva Mapiai, injured during army training over 20 years ago and now in heavy debts, told siblings he despaired of fight for rights from Defense Ministry, social welfare services.

A 45-year-old disabled IDF veteran is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in Yehud, in the central region, on Sunday.
Passersby found Akiva Mapiai, from Moshav Bareket, near Ben-Gurion Airport, at a bus stop, burning next to his wheelchair, and extinguished the flames before paramedics arrived….