As nationwide protests over the high cost of living
continue to spread, protest spokesman Roy Neumann said Saturday that
along with Saturday night's scheduled demonstration in Tel Aviv, nine
additional protests will take place simultaneously throughout the
country in the cities of: Haifa, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Ashdod, Ashkelon,
Kiryat Shmona, Modi'in, Ra'anana, and Nazareth.
Aviv activists taking part in the protests that began with the creation
of Rothschild Boulevard's tent city two weeks ago are expanding their
efforts to the city's north after some people propped up tents on Nordau
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launching of the new tent protest on Nordau comes after a series of
national protests over the high price of housing and raising children,
as well as the ongoing doctors strike intensified last week with
thousands of protesters taking to the streets all over the country.
On Friday, 20 students from Tel Aviv University threw stink bombs at the Akirov Towers
in Tel Aviv after marching from Rothschild Boulevard towards the luxury apartment blocks in the north of the city.
Thursday, activists said that Saturday evening’s protests in Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Ashdod and Nazareth against the high cost
of living will be even larger than last week’s.
women's organizations that operate public day care centers for
preschoolers, including WIZO and Naamat, also called on Friday for parents to join the housing protests
and take part in demonstrations on Saturday night.
The organizations said that the call comes following an announcement
from the Finance and Industry Ministries' proposing a solution to the
law that currently offers education free from the age of three.
Thousands of mothers and fathers marched down a boulevard in central Tel
Aviv on Wednesday to protest what they said was the unsustainable cost
of raising children in Israel.