'Yellow vest' protesters swarm the streets of Tel Aviv

"The government is doing everything possible to avoid addressing the issue."

December 23, 2018 12:16
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"Yellow vest" protests in Tel Aviv.

"Yellow vest" protests in Tel Aviv. . (photo credit: KOBI RICHTER/TPS)


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The streets of Tel Aviv were covered with yellow on Saturday night as hundreds wearing yellow vests protested the increased living costs in Israel.

"We will not stop, we will not give in and we will bring hope to many people who are struggling to warm their houses this winter," David Mizrahi, one of the organizers of the protests, said.

The movement which only started a week ago, in mid-December, in Israel, followed the wave of "yellow vest" protests in France that started in May 2018, mainly objecting the high coast of living and rising fuel prices.

The Israeli copy has similar objectives- stop the rising electricity and water prices, which they believe will directly affect food prices.

"The government is doing everything possible to avoid addressing the issue. Cut the cost of living immediately! Cut the price of gas!" Orly Barlev, another protest organizer said. "The Finance and Energy Minister could change the price of gas tomorrow morning and lower electricity rates and the cost of living."

The movement has already made some headway, encouraging Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to speak with the CEO of Osem. As a result, reportedly, Osem froze its price increase.


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