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Leading retailers threaten strike over new shopping limitations

Leading retailers are threatening to strike if the government does not amend its new regulations limiting shopping, saying they are causing serious harm to their revenue while failing to change infection rates.

“We warned that morbidity would not go down an iota and that is what happened,” says Shahar Turgeman, head of the Association of Retail Chains.

“It’s a fake Green Pass,” Turgeman says of the requirement to only allow people with the certificate into larger stores, while all are allowed in most shopping mall spaces.

He calls on the government to cancel the rules that went into effect on Sunday by next Tuesday or face a general strike.

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