Netanyahu downplays reports of 300,000 protesters across Israel

07.08.2011                      07.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Netanyahu downplays reports of 300,000 protesters across Israel

Police estimate that over 300,000 people took part in third consecutive week of mass rallies across Israel on Saturday; protesters chant 'The people demand social justice.'

Over 300,000 people marched together in the mass protest that took place across Israel on Saturday, according to police estimates.
Approximatley 300,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv, 20,000 participated in Jerusalem, 3,000 in Kiryat Shmona, 5,000 in Modi’in,1,000 in Hod Hasharon and 1,000 in Eilat. However, those close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the media had inflated the numbers of participants in the protests….