Yelena Bosinova, 54, a right-wing activists from the West Bank settlement of Kedumim died Friday of her wounds a week after she set herself on fire in protest against the disengagement.
Police said Bosinova held a solitary protest in the Negev town of Netivot. She was holding a sign condemning the evacuation of Gush Katif, and also spoke with policemen who were at the scene. At a certain point the policemen noticed she was going up in flames.
Security forces personnel who were at the scene rushed to Bosinova and extinguished the fire. She was then taken to the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva. On her way to hospital Bosinova told a paramedic who was attending to her that she set herself on fire in protest over the plan to evacuation of Gush Katif.
Bosinova was hospitalized in serious condition at the trauma room in hospital suffering from severe burns on 60 percent of her body. A resident of Kedumim for the last five years Bosinova "was very active, took part in all our struggles, very idealist," said Kedumim municipality head Daniella Weiss.