Petah Tikva residents blast left-wing protesters

Every Saturday, leftists gather to protest the Prime Minister. Neighborhood residents are sick of it.

Hezki Baruch ,

Leftists protest in Petah Tikva
Leftists protest in Petah Tikva
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Every Shabbat (Sabbath, Saturday) some 1,000 left-wing demonstrators gather in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva to protest Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, demanding he issue an indictment against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Residents of Petah Tikva's Kfar Ganim C, where the weekly demonstrations are held, are exasperated and want the weekly disturbances to end.

The protests usually start late on Shabbat afternoon, and go until 10:00 p.m., causing a lot of noise and disruptions. In addition, most of the neighborhood's residents are religious, and complain that the protests are a desecration of the traditional Jewish holy day.

Neighborhood resident N.G. told Arutz Sheva, "These protests harm our quality of life. During the past few Sabbaths, they start disturbing us at 4:00 p.m., blaring on their loudspeakers and screaming insults against the Prime Minister. What about my right to rest on Shabbat? Where is the government? Why does no one hear our protests? Where is our day of rest? We also deserve to rest on Shabbat."

Another resident, Avi Cohen, said, "These protesters are a serious nuisance, and they harm our quality of life. And that's without even mentioning how they desecrate Shabbat. Police officers are forced to arrive here at 4 in the afternoon in order to ensure the protesters don't start rioting."