Israelis Plan Major October Protests

Israeli protest organizers say they have planned two mass demonstrations in Tel Aviv this month to protest the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The protest rallies are scheduled for October 15 and 29, the organizers announced, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Protest leaders said the new reform report offered by Netanyahu is not a sufficient response.

National Student Union chairman Itzik Shmuli said that while the report contained some important proposals, it did not do enough to increase the supply of housing — especially public housing.

It also failed to reduce the cost of living and combat the widespread use of temporary employees hired via manpower agencies.

Israelis are also set to join an international protest that is due to simultaneously take place in 40 countries on October 15.

Tens of thousands of protestors poured out in the streets in Israel in mid-July as activists began setting up tents in Tel Aviv to protest Netanyahu’s economic and social policies.

Israeli police arrested dozens of protesters in Tel Aviv last month.

(Press TV)

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