Mass social protests resume across Israel

Tens of thousands gather across Israel for social justice marches; Noam Schalit: We are fighting for Gilad’s right to live.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took part in several protests on Saturday night, as the social issues movement resumed in force.

Rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Rishon Lezion, Bikat Ono, Katzrin, Jaffa, Harish and Tiberias. Organizers, citing what they said were police figures, said more than 20,000 people took part in the Tel Aviv event on Ibn Gvirol Street.

That rally was highlighted by remarks from Noam Schalit, father of kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, held by Hamas in Gaza since June 2006.

The speech marked Schalit’s first public collaboration with the tent-city movement, and was called to show solidarity between the movement to free his son and the social issues movement, and ahead of Gilad’s 25th birthday on Sunday.

Read more

Categories: Israel, Middle East

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.