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Israelis Protest Violence against Women, Demanding Response

Israelis Protest Violence against Women, Demanding Response

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 07:38 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis across the country are protesting what they see as the government's inadequate response to violence against women.

Protesters blocked main intersections and staged graphic demonstrations drawing attention to their cause. In Jerusalem, protesters splattered red paint on a street littered with signs bearing the names of dozens of women killed. Activists filled a Tel Aviv square with some 200 dyed-red shoes meant to symbolize violence against women. A central protest will be held later Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for more to be done. But he came under fire last week after a visit to a women's shelter where he urged for a tougher response but was called out for voting against a proposal to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into violence against women.

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