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‘Stop killing women': Israeli cities grind to a halt as thousands demand end to domestic violence


Added 12-04-18 11:37:01am EST - “Highways and intersections across Israel came to a standstill on Tuesday as thousands of women blocked the streets, some lying in fake blood, to demand the government takes action to end the growing violence against women.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘Stop killing women’: Israeli cities grind to a halt as thousands demand end to domestic violence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The strike began in Tel Aviv at 9.30AM, as women targeted a major interchange, causing hours worth of delays as they flooded onto the road to create traffic chaos in the busy city. As the day progressed, similar actions rolled out across the city’s highways and interchanges.

Major traffic disruptions in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem as thousands protest violence against women in #Israelhttps://t.co/QVIp07px6Mpic.twitter.com/ojtCbhQ2EX

The nationwide women’s strike was called following the brutal murder of two teenage girls killed in separate attacks last week. Their deaths bring the number of women murdered in domestic violence incidents in Israel to 24 in 2018.

In Jerusalem, graphic scenes of women lying across the road in fake blood welcomed commuters parked outside the entrance to the city, blocked from entering by the protesters.

Beside them lay teddy bears along with death notices of the women murdered in cases of domestic violence. Others held placards with “Stop killing women!”

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