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After improvements, condition worsens for army vet who self-immolated

Screen capture from video of IDF disabled veteran Itzik Saidyan talking about his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. (Channel 12 News)
Screen capture from video of IDF disabled veteran Itzik Saidyan talking about his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. (Channel 12 News)

The condition of a former soldier with PTSD who has been hospitalized since April after self-immolating in an act of protest has slightly worsened, two and a half weeks after he regained consciousness.

According to Hebrew-language reports, the hospital has decided that Itzik Saidyan should not receive visitors for the next two weeks.

He is currently undergoing tests while doctors try to determine what has caused the deterioration.

The worsening in Saidyan’s condition came after a period of improvements, with his family and others reporting that he had begun communicating.

However despite the improvements, he remained in serious condition with concerns of potential infection from his wounds.

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