Gaza man dies after he set himself ablaze
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A man from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday from burns he sustained three days ago when he set himself on fire, officials and his family said. Eyhab Abu Nada, 18, poured petrol on himself before setting himself alight near the Shifa hospital on Thursday, locals said. Gaza ministry of health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said the youth, from Gaza City’s Al-Shati refugee camp, had sustained serious burns. Locals said Nada had a heated argument with his father before the incident. His father Sufyan denied the reports, saying that the teenager set himself ablaze out of desperation that he couldn’t find work. ”We had no idea he was going to set himself ablaze. He called our female neighbor on her cell phone to say goodbye to his mother,” he said. ” “A few days before he burnt himself, he was selling bags of chips in the street, and municipal police were always pursuing him,” his father told Ma’an, calling his son a “fallen martyr of unemployment”. Eyhab used to work 13 hours a day washing dishes in exchange for 30 shekels ($7), his father added, saying that the family of eight live in dire conditions and any money he earns goes towards repaying bank loans. The teenager left school during his Tawjihi exams to help his father provide for the family.
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