Sunday, March 4, five activists of the organization «people with Disabilities turn into Panthers» blocked the Beit Oren junction on highway 4 South of Haifa.
They are protesting against the act to increase disability benefits.
In place are the police. Drivers are asked to choose the other path.
Activists had planned to go in the direction of the Knesset in slow-moving convoy, but the police did not allow them to do it.
On February 13 at the Knesset plenary session, the deputies unanimously approved second and third readings of the bill to increase disability benefits.
Under the new law, the basic part of the disability allowance was increased by 470-770 shekels a month.
After the first phase of increase March 1, 2018, allowance is made 3.270 shekels a month. Starting in 2022, the allowance will be pegged to the average salary.
After the adoption of the law of the organization «people with Disabilities turn into Panther» announced the resumption of protests in connection with the disability benefits was not raised to the level of the minimum wage.