Monday, August 15, 2011

More large demos held in Israel, Sat Aug 13, 2011

A large demonstration calling for social justice was held in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva on August 13, 2011.
Tens of thousands of people have poured into the streets of several Israeli cities and towns to protest against the rising price of housing and other social inequalities.
More than 30,000 people staged a march in the northern city of Haifa on Saturday, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported on its website.

“We want there to be a welfare state here, and a welfare state is not just a slogan,” said Yossi Baruch, the representative for the largest tent city in Haifa.

“It means free education for every boy and girl, from the moment their mother finishes her maternity leave until they finish their doctorate. A welfare state is a place where its citizens receive fair wages,” he added.

In Be’er Sheva in southern Israel, over 20,000 demonstrators poured into the streets near the tent city.

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