Angered over the rise in food prices, housing and child care, middle class Israelis have taken to streets in protest against the inequality shown towards them by their Government.
An estimate by local Israeli media concludes the participation of more than 300,000 middle class people for the protests who say their salaries cannot cover basic expenses including housing and childcare.
“It’s hard to live in this country,” said 26-year-old student Ehud Rotem, who joined the Jerusalem protest.
He told AP news agency that Israelis perform their mandatory military service, work and pay high taxes but “still don’t earn enough to finish the month”.
Another 45-year-old Tel Aviv resident said the situation was “impossible”.
“We work so hard and we cannot afford a quiet life, we always have to struggle.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spokesman, Mark Regev, said, “we are hopeful that this current wave of demonstrations will help us get through the parliament the sort of legislation and things we require to bring down prices”.
He said a team of ministers, academic experts and business people would be appointed on Sunday to meet in “a round table type situation”.
He added that Mr Netanyahu was prepared to meet protesters.
My second thoughts, Are the local Israeli’s being used? We knew for years, Israeli Top elites have eyed for Palestine and other neighboring countries which they term as the Promised land given to them by God himself.
By bringing out the fears of high cost of living within the country, are they planning to take over the middle east countries. Only time will tell!