Municipal clerks served eviction notices to tent protesters in Tel Aviv's Levinsky park early Wednesday morning. The evictions were ordered by Tel Aviv's mayor on the grounds that the tents were constructed in the park illegally and did not have permits to remain there.
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Protesters in red shirts dragged garbage cans down Derech Menachem Begin in Tel Aviv.
In Beersheba, Mayor Rubik Danilovich talked briefly with tent protesters
to their eviction from outside City Hall. According to police, the
encampment was set up by protesters without the proper coordination.
Activists reportedly folded up their tents and cleared the premises.
Near Tel Aviv's Hatikva neighborhood, Rehov Haetzel was
blocked by demonstrators who said they would resist attempts to remove
In Haifa's Gan Haem, where some 700 were demonstrating, protesters
blocked a junction nearby. Police unblocked the road and arrested seven
people. Six of those arrested were released by Wednesday morning after
being interrogated by police.
The demonstrators were released on condition that they stay away from the site of the protest for two weeks, police said.
Wednesday morning, former adviser to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Dr.
Yaron Zalicha said that Netanyahu's plan would not bring down housing
"Young couples will not get anything. The argument that there would be
changes is groundless," said Zalicha, who was also a former accountant-general of
the Finance Ministry. Dr. Zalicha continued, "Netanyahu's plan is a plan of headlines. Besides the statements there is nothing."