Israel Demonstrations Demanding Justice
Pervaded demonstrations in more than a dozen Israeli cities on Saturday evening, a continuation of the protests continued for more than two weeks against the housing crisis and the health system and the high cost of living, and student participants in the demonstrations for social justice.
Demonstrators denounced the high rents and cost of living (French)
According to Israeli media that the common slogan of the demonstrations is the people demanding social justice, and demonstrators raised the slogan “Government + capital = disaster.”
Demonstrations and marched from the city of Kiryat Hmonah in northern Israel and even the city of Beer Sheva in the south, but the biggest demonstration took place in Tel Aviv, which reported that he expected that the number of participants to 120 thousand, as demonstrated in Haifa, and ten thousand like them in Jerusalem.
Israeli police deployed large forces in the cities and especially in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Roi said Neumann, a spokesman for the protests they will not back down from pressure on the government, adding “We hope that the government solve the problems of tomorrow morning, but until then we will continue the protests.”
For his part, Minister Michael Eitan of the Likud party of the first channel to the Israeli television that there are a few of the protesters who are demanding the resignation of the government, but the majority wants change, stressing that the coalition is stable.
On the other side said the president of the opposition and the Kadima party Tzipi Livni told Channel Ten television that the Israeli people deserve a government again, and called for the abolition of the Knesset’s summer recess, in the light of the growing protests.
It should be noted that the current protests led by the Medical Association and committees of university students and citizens formed a broad protest movement against rising housing prices, and the protestors seek to identity the absence of political protests.
Referred to the protests against rising housing prices began to establish a tent camp in downtown Tel Aviv two weeks ago and quickly spread to many other cities throughout Israel.
Following the protests of the doctors went to work and took to the streets day after they left their jobs in hospitals to protest the deteriorating conditions of the health system, and warned of the collapse of this device.
An atmosphere of war
And protests aimed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been reducedseveral government services in the era of his government, Netanyahu has alreadyresponded to the protests by declaring a plan to build more properties, but critics say it is not enough.
The analyst wrote in a partisan newspaper Ha’aretz Yossi Vertr that the atmosphere inNetanyahu’s office looked like an atmosphere of war, and that Netanyahu feared a popular revolt.
The head of the General Union of Workers (Histadrut), Ofer Eini has warnedNetanyahu told a news conference on Wednesday that if he did not beginnegotiations with the protesters until Sunday, the Histadrut, which is the most complexof the major trade unions, will join the protests.
It is worth mentioning that the value of rental housing in Israel are among the highest rents in the world compared to local purchasing power, and that the prices of food, health services and education costs are also high.