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Mass social protests to take place in 11 Israeli cities on Saturday

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    [h=1]Mass social protests to take place in 11 Israeli cities on Saturday[/h][h=2]Leaders of Israel's social protests plan mass marches and rallies in major cities such as Haifa and Be'er Sheva on Saturday; for first time since start of protests, there will be no march in Tel Aviv.[/h]By Ilan Lior Tags: Israel protest Israeli housing protest Haifa Tel Aviv





























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    For the first time since the beginning of the social protests that have swept Israel over the past month, protesters will not be gathering for a march in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, and instead protests will take place in at least 11 other cities across the country.
    The main events will take place in Be’er Sheva and Afula. Activists are also preparing for marches in Eilat, Dimona, Modi’in, Petah Tikva, Ramat Hasharon, Hod Hasharon, Netanya, Haifa and Beit Sha’an.
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    [TD="class: text"]Thousands of housing protesters march in Haifa, July 26, 2011
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    Speakers have still not been confirmed for the mass rallies on Saturday, but a list of musicians have volunteered to perform before the crowds. In Be’er Sheva, Hadag Nachash will be playing, along with Achinoam Nini, Yeremy Kaplan and Kobi Oz.

    “The idea is a general expression of solidarity with the different tent city protest sites in the country,” said Yonatan Levi, one of the protest leaders. “It is important to us to gather support for the tent cities, some of which have received less attention. It is also important to gather attention to the tent protest sites in the periphery, where the sites that the tent cities have sprung up in are dealing with serious problems and years of neglect,” he added.
    On Thursday, hundreds of parents marched with their children across the country, in a call for free education, longer periods of maternity leave and an easing of the tax burden on families with children. The protests took place in Eilat, Holon, Bat Yam, Qiryat Moozkin, Rehovot, Hadera and Tel Aviv.
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    Meanwhile, dozens of people protested opposite the home of Nochi Dankner in Herzliya. Protesters carried signs saying things such as “monopoly = illegal corruption.” Dankner is the Chairman of the boards of directors of IDB Group, a major conglomerate in Israel that includes a major Israeli supermarket chain. Protesters called on Dankner to “reduce prices.”
     
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    [h=1]Israelis step up social protests: Masked rallies set for Wednesday across the country[/h][h=2]Protesters plan to gather in major cities wearing white masks to symbolize discriminated and underpaid workers.[/h]By Haaretz Tags: Israel housing protest





























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    Protests against the rising costs of living are expected to take place Wednesday across Israel. Activists in Be'er Sheva, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Kiryat Shmona will hold rallies against unfair employment conditions, wearing white masks as a symbol of the "invisible" sector in whose name they are protesting.
    Meanwhile, the leaders of the social demonstrations called on Israeli citizens to turn off the lights at 9 P.M. for five minutes, to protest against the recent hike in electricity costs.
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    In Haifa, protesters from the Arab tent city in Wadi Nisnas neighborhood are expected to hold their first demonstration. The encampment was erected a week ago by young residents who say they want to draw attention to the problems plaguing the Arab population in Haifa.
    33-year-old Raja Za'atra, who organized the tent city, said the protest is part of the nation-wide movement, but also seeks to highlight the specific problems facing the Arab sector. "The banks won't give mortgages to people who want to buy an apartment," he said. "In the case of the Arab population, the supply is limited and the prices keep rising." He added that there is also a shortage of kindergartens and schools for the Arab population.
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    Earlier on Wednesday, protesters in Jerusalem attempted to break into the Israel Lands Administration building, while the administration's heads discussed specifications of a new model for the price residents pay for new housing. Among those attending the meeting was Housing and Construction Minister Ariel Atias.
    About 80 activists joined the protest, including a combination of Jerusalem residents and members of the The Ayalim Association in the Negev.
    During the protest activists tried breaking into the building twice, but police forces who arrived at the scene prevented them from doing so. No one was arrested.
    Single mothers and students also demonstrated in Jerusalem on Wednesday, making their way from the tent encampment to the Israel Land Administration, demanding public housing.
     
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    Hata Waisrael waandamane vp hautasikia serikali ya Israel imetuma police au ndege za kivita kuwapiga waandamanaji kama walivyo fanya wale wajinga wa Libya au Egypt na wala kile kinachotokea Syria na wanajeshi wake hakiwezi tokea Israel
     
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    waache waandamane kuhusu hayo makazi, ili makazi yapatikane, more land from palestinians/arabs will be required, hivyo tutegemee kichapo kwa waarabu muda si mrefu israel watakapokuwa wananyangánya ardhi yao ili wajenge majengo mengi zaidi..
     
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    Au mabomu yaliyotumika London, UK.
     
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