J'lem protest: 'Let's turn this fear into anger and action'

By JONAH MANDEL
July 30, 2011 22:35

Speaking at a protest outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, Deputy Chair of the Student Union at Hebrew University Yael Sinai told demonstrators that the most important aspect of the protest was the public housing law.

Sinai called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to not pass the land reform law.

Another protester, a man named Ro'i who is living in one of the protest tents told the gathered crowd that he works four minimum wage jobs, noting that Israelis are working more and making less. "The Israeli economy is growing at our expense," he said. "I'm afraid that I won't be able to afford health care, education and housing." He told the crowd to "turn this fear into anger and action."

Organizers estimated that 12,000 people were gathered in the Jerusalem protest.


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