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Ended the protest are disabled, blocked the entrance to the airport Ben Gurion

Around 13:00 was completed protest action of persons with disabilities who blocked the entrance to the international airport named Ben-Gurion, protesting against government policies and demanding higher disability benefits.

The action started about 11 o’clock. About 50 protesters in wheelchairs chained themselves to vehicles, blocking passage to the airport on the 1st track.

The press service of the police reports that one of the protesters, poured himself a flammable liquid and held in his hand a lighter, when he was approached by police, hit a law enforcement officer.

In recent months, disabled people regularly hold a protest, blocking traffic in various places.

Two of the government Commission recommended raising the disability allowance, but not to the level which insist the disabled.

The Board of Yaron’s Salihi recommended to increase the allowance in several stages to 4 thousand shekels a month, and the Commission, AVI Simhon – up to 3200 NIS a month. Persons with disabilities require to equate the allowance to the minimum wage.

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Ended the protest are disabled, blocked the entrance to the airport Ben Gurion 21.06.2017

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