Sister: PTSD-stricken soldier who self-immolated in past expressed wish to ‘burn’

IDF disabled veteran Itzik Saidyan (Facebook)
IDF disabled veteran Itzik Saidyan (Facebook)

Leah Saidyan, the sister of Itzik Saidyan, an IDF veteran with PTSD who set himself alight yesterday and is in critical condition, gives an emotional TV interview about his past wish to be burned to end his suffering.

“He would also talk about how he saw his friends burning in a jeep. And he would say, ‘why didn’t they burn me? Why didn’t I burn?’ And then in the end, that’s what he did to himself. In the end, he did it to himself,” she tells Channel 12 news, breaking down in tears.

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