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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire, Part 2

On September 3, we noted The Guardian’s report that an unemployed Gaza man had died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. For Harriet Sherwood, it was all too easy to lead the reader to hold Israel responsible for the young man’s plight simply by drawing attention to the Israeli blockade

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Israel Made Me Set Myself on Fire

The Guardian reports that an unemployed Gaza man has died after setting himself alight, apparently in protest over his family’s dire living conditions. Harriet Sherwood expands on Gaza’s woes including unemployment, population growth and “Overcrowding, lengthy and frequent power cuts, unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation and inadequate medical care”. Up until this point, there is no

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