Moshe Silman


Age: 57

Israeli social activist who set himself on fire during a social justice demonstration in protest of Israel's welfare system on July 14, 2012 whose self-immolation was widely covered in the Israeli and international media and was followed by wide public and political discourse within the Israeli society, who spent the past week hospitalized in critical condition with second- and third-degree burns covering 94 percent of his body after the incident.

Cause of Death: Third-degree burns suffered in the self-immolation

Born: November 26, 1954

Died: July 20, 2012

Tel Aviv, Israel