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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Turkish man set himself alight in protest to Israel’s Gaza offensive
ATurkish man set himself alight on Tuesday in Istanbul's Taksim in protest to the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Turkish man set himself alight in protest to Israel’s Gaza offensive

Police used a fire extinguisher taken from a passing bus to put out the flames on Ibrahim Ulusan, 63, Dogan News Agency reported.

 

"Palestine has burned! I will burn too!" Ulusan was quoted by the agency as shouting as he was taken to away by police.

 

He was rushed by police to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

 

Ulusan, a retired bus driver, came to Istanbul from the northeastern province from Gumushane to carry out the protest, the agency said


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