Druse soldiers join Tel Aviv's tent city protests

August 10, 2011 20:58

The Rothschild Boulevard tent city’s first Druse campsite was set up Wednesday evening, by an organization looking to draw attention to the problems facing discharged Druse soldiers.

The campsite included five tents and several large speaker stacks set up for a concert later in the night. Though they’re often celebrated in Israel for their cuisine, there was no Druse food available at the campsite.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Association for the Advancement of Druse Soldiers said that the camp was set up so that “people would hear the cry from our community, from the discharged soldiers and officers, who need to find a suitable solution to the housing crisis in Druse communities, and to advance government promises to advance vocational education programs in Druse communities.”

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