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Protests Over Economy In ‘Israel’ May Turn Violent
By Staff, Agencies
The ‘Israeli’ occupation entity’s opposition leader Yair Lapid said protests over the economic slowdown could soon turn violent as restrictions to contain the coronavirus are re-imposed and assistance for the jobless lags.
Alarmed by a new spike in Covid-19 cases, Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week ordered a slew of businesses to shut back down and disbanded some children's summer camps, dashing hopes for relief from record 21 percent unemployment.
Protesters from across the political spectrum have taken to the streets with demands for speedier compensation from a coalition government they see as overstaffed and ineffectual, Reuters reported.
Less than half of $29bn in pledged aid has been paid out.
Meanwhile, the Zionist police said there had been no sign of violence at protests, but Lapid, of the centrist Yesh Atid party, cautioned on Thursday that this could change.
"We are talking to people who are becoming more and more desperate and angry, who feel, and rightly so, that ‘Israel’ has deserted them at their hardest hour," Lapid told Reuters.
"It's getting harder by the day... I sympathize with the anger and I also worry about the possibility of violence as a result of this anger. What I am trying to do is not to encourage it but to raise a red flag as to what might happen."
Asked how far ‘Israel’ was from violent unrest, Lapid said: "Not that far. Not far enough."
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