Tent-City protests to head to Knesset

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 22, 2011 12:45

Demonstrators in Jerusalem protesting against what they call exorbitant rent prices across the country said Friday that they would move their tent-city this upcoming Sunday to Hordim Park opposite the Knesset, Israel Radio reported.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told protesters to remain at IDF Square, a designated tourist area.

According to protesters, the move on Sunday is significant because on Monday, Knesset members are going to vote on housing reform which both would streamline the bureaucratic process necessary to begin construction of housing units, but would also allocate apartments for for rent.

The reforms do not directly address the issue of high rent prices.


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