Because of the demonstration of persons with disabilities on Sunday, July 9, in the area of Latroun was blocked highway 1 towards Jerusalem. Currently, the traffic on this section resumed.
Earlier it was reported that activists of the disability rights movement have blocked highway 4 southbound from junction Basra.
Activists are demanding higher disability benefits. On 21 June a group of disabled people blocked traffic at the entrance to the airport named after Ben-Gurion from highway 1. About 50 protesters in wheelchairs chained themselves to the cars, completely blocking the track. Some of the protesters threatened to set themselves on fire.
27 June, more than 100 disabled people held a protest outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Two of them tried to commit self-immolation.