Thousands of Housing Activists March in Haifa; Protests Held in Cities Across Israel

Housing activists, who reject Netanyahu's plan to solve the housing crisis, rally in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Ashdod and Be'er Sheva, chanting "Bibi go home" and "we want justice."

After rejecting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to solve Israel's housing crisis, activists continued to protest across the country on Tuesday. Approximately two thousand activists marched in Haifa, chanting "Bibi go home" and "we want justice, not charity." Elderly residents cheered the young protesters as they passed by.

At a Jerusalem tent protest site activists put on shows, with one theatrical piece featuring Netanyahu covered in mud. Actor Mariano Edelman (from the satirical show "Eretz Nehederet) came to the tent city in Tel Aviv dressed as the prime minister.

Haifa protest - Hagai Fried - July 26, 2011
Hagai Fried

In central Ashdod dozens of protesters held signs that read "I have a right to live in my city" and "the entire country is covered with tents, and only Bibi has houses." In Be'er Sheva, three protesters were arrested after trying to block a road, and In south Tel Aviv dozens of activists blocked Etzel street.

Earlier on Tuesday, protestors dismissed Netanyahu's latest response to the protests, saying that he was only trying to create divisions within the protesters by offering discounts only to students.