"Moshe, mom will look after you now. Forgive me for not helping you enough," Bat Tzion Elul, the sister of self-immolater Moshe Silman,
said during his funeral in Holon on Sunday.
Silman passed away on Friday at Sheeba Medical Center after being hospitalized for six days with third-degree burns on over 95% of his body.
Many social justice activists
came to pay their respects to Silman, who set himself on fire during a social justice demonstration in Tel Aviv last week.
Silman's funeral (Photo: Moti Kimhi)
"With your acts, you swept us all into a whirlpool and placed a mirror of Israel's poverty in front of us," said Irit Lev, a member of Rabbis for Human Rights and an activist in Haifa's social justice movement.
"Government ministers, you are ignoring your responsibility toward the citizens of the state. We demand that no one else ends up like this, and hope that Moshe is the last one," she added.
Activist Yossi Baruch also eulogized Silman, saying: "Moshe, you were a good man, and when you could give to others – you did. You told very few people about your situation; you were not prepared to become homeless.
"You said: 'Do something. Can't you see that there's no time?' We weren't political, we didn’t turn tables upside down and we didn’t set the country on fire," he added.