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Israelis rally for better economic conditions
Faced with soaring cost of living, hundreds of thousands of Israelis camp in Tel Aviv to demand reforms.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2011 18:24

The tent city camped along one of the busiest corners of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv has all the hallmarks of the Arab Spring and has become a rallying point for Israelis faced with economic woes.

On Saturday, more than a quarter of a million people took to the streets across the country, marking one of the biggest public protests in Israel's history.

What began as a simple protest against the high cost of living has turned into something far deeper.

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has announced a committee to look into implementing economic reforms.

The protesters say this is a good start, but they are not going to start breaking down the tent city until the reforms are actually made.

Al Jazeera's Cal Perry reports from Tel Aviv.

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