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Social Protests Held Across Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Demonstrators in several Israeli cities are protesting against the rising cost of living and the limited supply of housing, organizers said.

Homeless residents in Holon burned tires and blocked roads on Wednesday after city inspectors mandated they take down their tents, Haaretz reported.

“The banks won’t give mortgages to people who want to buy an apartment,” said Raja Za’atra, who organized Wadi Nisnas’s tent city. “In the case of the Arab population, the supply is limited and the prices keep rising.”

Protesters in Be’er Sheva wore bathing suits as they marched and chanted “the protest is spreading.” An even larger protest is planned in the city for Saturday.

“There has never before been a protest on this scale in the Negev,” said Uri Keiday, the leader of the Ben Gurion University Student Association said. “We are here to show those who want this protest to disappear that we are here to stay, and that this is everyone’s struggle, from south to north.”

In Wadi Nisnas in Haifa, 200 marched in the first protest organized by the Haifa’s Arab community.

There were protests in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Kiryat Shmona against poor employment conditions.

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