A pro-Palestinian activist in Japan committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in Tokyo. Takao Himori killed himself over the weekend in a Tokyo park to protest Israeli policies, a fellow activist said. Himori was a member of a group known as Voice that reportedly held hunger strikes and vigils in support of the Palestinians. A number of Japanese groups held pro-Palestinian protests on Saturday.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.