13 August 2011
Noa's performance at Beer Sheva's Demonstration (Israel)
Israel periphery prepares for mass social protests.
Demonstrations set to take place in north and south Israel; for first time since start of the social protests nearly a month ago, Tel Aviv will not be holding a march.
By Revital Hovel and Eli Ashkenazi
Mass demonstrations are set to take place throughout Israel on Saturday evening, spreading to peripheral cities in both the north and south of the country. For the first time since the start of the social protests nearly a month ago, Tel Aviv will not be holding a march.
Major demonstrations are planned in Be’er Sheva, Afula and Haifa on Saturday. Protests will also take place in Eilat, Dimona, Modiin, Petah Tikva, Ramat Hasharon, Hod Hasharon, Netanya, Beit She’an as well as other cities throughout Israel.
Be’er Sheva is expecting tens of thousands of protesters to show up to the demonstration to take place on Rager Boulevard near the tent city. Achinoam Nini, Kobi Oz, the rap group Hadag Nachash and Margalit Tzan’ani will be performing.
An amalgam of speakers has been invited to address the protesters, meant to represent the different sectors of northern Israeli society. They will include students, farmers, Arabs, workers, youth and residents of development towns.