Israel has announced new measures to tackle growing protests over the cost of living.
Hundreds of demonstrators remain camped out in Tel Aviv. It is now the government’s most serious domestic crisis as thousands more have joined protests across the country.
“We love this country and we want to live here and we want to grow here and we cannot do it because everything is so expensive. This is the reason we, the young people, are here,” said one protester.
In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed a special committee to address the demands. But, mindful of the economic difficulties plaguing Europe, he warned that any solution to the crisis must not push Israel further into debt.
Initially sparked by anger over Israel’s sky-high property prices, in less than a month the demonstration has transformed into a nationwide phenomenon, mixing many strands of Israeli society.