Jewish MP: Collapse of Zionist Regime Imminent
(FNA)- A Jewish member of the Iranian parliament underlined the prevalence of injustice and insecurity in the occupied Palestinian territories, and said that the Zionist regime is on the verge of collapse.
"I think we will soon witness the collapse of the Zionist regime from inside," Siamak Mareh Sedq told FNA on Monday, pointing to the spreading injustice in the occupied territories which has cause the self-immolation of several Israelis in protest at the bad living conditions.
"The structure of the Zionist regime is an inhuman structure and therefore the relations that are defined in this structure are not humane and it is natural that those who are victims of this inhuman structure and relations show reaction," he added.
Israel's police said on Friday a 4th Israeli in recent days has set himself on fire after falling on hard times.
Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a man in his late 40s set himself ablaze last Sunday near a bus stop in central Israel. Onlookers tried to extinguish the flames. He was rushed to the hospital with severe burns.
The man's brother told Israeli media he faced large debts and warned his family he would follow in the footsteps of Moshe Silman, who set himself on fire at a protest against Israel's high cost of living last week. Silman later died of his wounds.
Cases of self-immolation are increasing in Israel, and Rosenfeld said four Israelis have attempted or threatened it since Silman's act.
Batela Shahar of Jerusalem, a widowed mother of five who said she has lived on public assistance for 30 years, said "Silman's story is something that could happen to any of us."
"While I am a mother and can't let myself go like Silman did, I can totally understand how it came to that," she said.
On Sunday, a 5th victim who was a 50-year-old disabled IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) veteran had also set himself on fire in Yehud and was in serious condition with burns over 80 percent of his body.