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Woman at roadblock in southern Israel sets herself on Fire - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Jerusalem – A woman at a roadblock in southern Israel set herself on fire and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.

The woman is believed to be a right-wing activist protesting Israel”s Gaza Strip withdrawal, said police spokeswoman Sharon Brown.

Haaretz newspaper reported that the woman, whose name has not been revealed, suffered burns on over 60 percent of her body. The incident occurred near the southern Israeli town of Netivot.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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