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Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Israeli Embassy
The Local ^ | 22 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/22/2014 5:14:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A man set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Berlin on Monday night. Police said it was too soon to say whether it was part of a political protest.

Amid tensions in Berlin over pro-Gaza protests and a rise in anti-Semitism, the 46-year-old doused himself in a flammable liquid and then set himself alight with a cigarette lighter at 11.45pm on Monday.

Police said the man, who is of Arab descent, only suffered minor injuries outside the Israeli embassy in south-west Berlin.

A police spokesman told The Local his feet and legs were burnt and he was now in hospital.

His trousers caught fire immediately, the Berliner Morgenpost reported, but the flames were quickly put out by security staff outside the embassy.

"We can't rule out he had a political motive, but it is too early to say at the moment," the spokeswoman said.

Protests against Israel's invasion of Gaza are in the spotlight in Germany at the moment following anti-Semitic chants at pro-Palestine rallies and the riots in neighbouring France.

On Monday, in an article in the Berliner Zeitung, Israel’s ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman compared chants at pro-Palestine demonstrations to the behaviour of the Nazis.

He wrote: "Where are we? Where are we hearing these slogans? In Nazi Germany in 1934?"

He said Islamists, neo-Nazis and the far-left were all targeting Jewish people in the country.

“Each group has their own agenda but they have a common denominator - hatred of the Jewish people and of the state of Israel," he wrote.

On Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and Italy's Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement in Brussels against anti-Semitism.

"Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies," they said.

"We strongly condemn the hateful Anti-Semitic comments, demonstrations and assaults over the past days."


TOPICS: Extended News; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: berlin; freetibet; germany; israel; waronterror

1 posted on 07/22/2014 5:14:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

lets make a barbecue


2 posted on 07/22/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 07/22/2014 5:20:21 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

I’ve got the Hershey bars and graham crackers to go with your marshmallows.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 5:21:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

Please burn your trash responsibly and scoop the ashes in the container provided.

Thank you.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 5:21:16 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: nickcarraway

Global warming. BTT


6 posted on 07/22/2014 5:23:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

7 posted on 07/22/2014 5:26:55 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why can’t there be more anti-Zionists with as much personal conviction as this one? He has my respect.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 5:27:18 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dead

lolz


9 posted on 07/22/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

He is Muslim, right?

What difference does it make?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dead

LOL! Oh man...


11 posted on 07/22/2014 5:30:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I can’t believe he ripped us off. He only set his pants on fire. I do that crap all of the time when I go camping. Geez. This article is a rip off. What’s up with the “minor injuries” crap?! And what’s an Arab doing wearing pants anyway?! Hrumpf! Hrumpf!


12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:35:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Why can’t there be more anti-Zionists with as much personal conviction as this one? He has my respect.

There are still some yet (after all these years) on Free Republic. May they succeed where he failed.

If any of you are reading this, don't set yourselves on fire where other people are just going to put you out.

14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:40:01 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: nickcarraway

Put out a sign: Free Matches.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:41:20 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: nickcarraway

Only 3 BILLION more to go!!


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:42:12 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Yet another incompetent moozlum loser.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:43:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: nickcarraway

Burn, Baby! Burn!


18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:49:09 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: nickcarraway

Sing it, Boss....

Hey little girl is your daddy home
Did he go and leave you all alone
I got a bad desire
Oh-oh-oh, I’m on fire

Tell me now baby is he good to you
Can he do to you the things I don’t do
I can take you higher
Oh-oh-oh, I’m On Fire I’m on fire

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Oh-oh-oh, I’m on fire


19 posted on 07/22/2014 5:50:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

In Islam, suicide is considered an “unforgivable sin.” Strange that this does not stop suicide bombers, or would-be self-immolators like this chap.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:27 PM PDT by docbnj
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The question remains... was he flammable, inflammable, or non-inflammable???


21 posted on 07/22/2014 5:59:21 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: Klemper

Build a man a fire and he stays warm for a day
Set a man on fire and he stays warm for the rest of his life


22 posted on 07/22/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Just one?

Well, it’s a start.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: dead

Please abuse Marie Harf in every legal way possible.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 6:04:59 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Klemper

Inflammable means flammable? What a country!


25 posted on 07/22/2014 6:05:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
A police spokesman told The Local his feet and legs were burnt and he was now in hospital

Ich bin ein Burndlimber

26 posted on 07/22/2014 6:12:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Tagliner)
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To: nickcarraway

one terrorist down


27 posted on 07/22/2014 6:27:07 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq (Teresa Davis)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm in total agreement with Madame Nhu when it comes to these barbecues.

"Let them burn and we shall clap our hands!"


28 posted on 07/22/2014 6:48:46 PM PDT by LT Brass Bancroft
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