On video: a strike in Israel as a protest against the legal revolution (Meriv Cohen)
Many passengers are waiting today at noon (Monday) at Ben Gurion Airport.
After the Histadrut's announcement of a general strike in the economy and the joining of the airport authority's workers' committee to the strike and the suspension of take-offs from Tel Aviv.
The spokesman of the airport authority, Ofer Leffler, told Walla! that passenger check-in continues as usual. "22 flights are delayed for over half an hour and one plane from Abu Dhabi Decided not to come because of the shutdown and therefore decided not to check them in.
At the moment we have decided that all passengers will complete the entry and check-in process so that as soon as the take-offs return - they will get on the plane."
Opinions among passengers are divided.
"We hope to make it to our connection flight," she told Wala!
Hodia and Ahinoam who are going to Abu Dhabi.
"We are for the reform and against the strike. That's not how you do negotiations, talk in the Knesset and not at the expense of our freedom."
Yitzhak and Rebecca from Kiryat Yearim flew to the US and were furious about the strike: "Even if we have to stand here for a week, we will agree.
Only he will not stop the legislation and will not fold.
The Histadrut became a political body and chose a side.
By seceding, the Histadrut did not shut down the state."
On the other hand, Eli Shats to Rome supports: "We are ready to stand here for the most important hours to stop the legislation.
I apologize that we are flying and not at demonstrations.
We are delaying with love, just for something to come out of the strike."
Queues in the National Bank of Israel following the strike (Photo: Flash 90, Avshalom Sashoni, Flash 90)
The flight schedule in Israel, today (photo: Flash 90, Avshalom Sashoni, Flash 90)
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Lauren from Texas flew to Madrid and said: "We really enjoyed our vacation in Israel. Now I feel bad for you because it feels like your government doesn't know what to do. I hope you can solve it because we want to come back here."
At the same time, the El Al Workers Committee also announced a strike.
"From this moment we all join the protest for the people's stop. The State of Israel is on the brink of a civil war and we must all stop now and immediately," the committee's announcement reads.
"Requests to issue a directive to stop work from this moment until further notice."
After Histadrut chairman Arnon Bar David's announcement, the local government administration, led by Likud senior Haim Bibbs, announced that they would also join the farm strike. One of the expected meanings is a strike in the gardens, which will not operate without helpers.
The Medical Association also joins a full strike, until an announcement on a clear and serious course of negotiations, on the way to broad agreements.
"We will not be satisfied with stopping the legislation without a more substantial content that will ensure the protection of patients' rights," it was said.
The strike will include public hospitals and community clinics.
Kanyoni and Azrieli and Big also announced the closing of the stores and business owners, including the owners of the Harel Wiesel Fox network, joined the strike.
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