Tel Aviv protester: I feel cheated, I never thought it would come to this

Naomi Lanzkron is a news editor at The Times of Israel

Protesters march on Tel Aviv’s Namir Street, July 24, 2023. (Naomi Lanzkron)
Protesters march on Tel Aviv’s Namir Street, July 24, 2023. (Naomi Lanzkron)

Around 200 protesters begin to march north on Tel Aviv’s Namir Street, slowing traffic in the area with vehicles forced into one lane. The group tried to reach the Ayalon Highway near Savidor Train Station, but after they were thwarted by police officers stationed there, they began to head north.

A woman who gave her name only as Ava says she will not block the road, after she was nearly run over while protesting recently at the same corner.

“I feel very bad. This man [Netanyahu] doesn’t care about the state, the army or the economy, or the people. Just about him and his family,” she says.

“He’s not well, he shouldn’t be making decisions,” she says.

“I feel cheated. I moved here when I married a seventh-generation Israeli and I wanted a good life for my children. We had a good life here but I never thought it would come to this,” she says.

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