Gaza man self-immolates in government office
Published Thursday 21/02/2013 (updated) 22/02/2013 21:03
Palestinians pass a mosque Jabailiya in the northern Gaza Strip.
(MaanImages/Wissam Nassar, File)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A man set himself on fire at a government office in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, wounding himself and four others, witnesses and medics said.
The man was seriously wounded after he self-immolated at an office for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Jabalia, witnesses told Ma'an.
Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said four others were wounded in the incident, including two female staff members and an elderly man.
The wounded were taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital and Shifa Hospital, al-Qidra said.