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A few dozen so-called hilltop youth joined the cost-of-living protest on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard yesterday, putting up 15 tents on the corner of Allenby Street.

The youths, extreme right-wingers who were born in the settlements, appeared on the boulevard wearing shirts with slogans such as "Tel Aviv is Jewish" and "Jews, let us be victorious." They plan to set up dozens more tents in the coming days.

"We came here to say yes to the social protests, but to also say that there is a solution," Meir Butler, a hilltop youth leader, told Haaretz. The solution, he said, "is to build in Judea and Samaria."

Earlier in the day, around 200 right-wing activists marched from Habima Square shouting, "No to bringing down the government, yes to solving the crisis." The activists also said they wanted a solution to the housing crisis and called on the government to lower the price of basic products by 20 percent.