Voting with their feet, Israelis go shopping, pack beaches

While voting booths may be mostly empty, beaches, malls and supermarkets are having a banner day as Israelis take advantage of the warm weather and the day off.

With Passover set to begin Saturday night, many are using the time to shop for food or clean their homes of any leavening.

Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv on March 23, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Temperatures around the country are higher than normal for this time of year, though a storm system moving into the area has turned the skies into pea soup. Nonetheless, pictures and videos show thousands enjoying the great outdoors (many of whom presumably voted already or will do so later).

In Bat Yam, Likud head Benjamin Netanyahu stops at a mall to demand that shoppers “leave the mall and go vote [Likud].”

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