A group of disabled people protesting against government policies and demanding higher disability benefits, 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.
The police control the situation.
The airports authority recommends that to get to the airport from the route Lod-Petah Tikva.
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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