‘Our blood is their salaries’: Disabled IDF veterans protest on Memorial Day after ex-soldier with PTSD set himself on fire

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A group of Israeli veterans held a protest outside a state-run rehabilitation clinic on Wednesday, demanding better treatment from the government. The rally took place days after a disgruntled veteran set himself on fire.

The demonstration took place on Memorial Day, dedicated to fallen Israeli soldiers. People, including disabled IDF veterans and those suffering from PTSD, gathered in front of the Defense Ministry’s rehabilitation clinic in Petah Tikva, where Itzik Saidian, a 26-year-old veteran, poured flammable liquid on himself and set himself on fire on Monday. The severely-burned veteran currently remains in critical condition.

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