On Thursday the Energy and Water Ministry announced that petrol prices will be increased after midnight on Saturday night. The price of 95 octane gasoline will be NIS 8.15 ($2.20) at full service stations; an increase of NIS 0.20 from last month.
Fuel price protest organize Ze'ev Grauer reacted to the announcement by calling on the public to join him at a demonstration which is set to be held at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.
According to Grauer, "there is complete disconnection between the government of Israel and the nation. The government is not attentive to the public's cries which washed over the streets last summer. Netanyahu not concerned about the public, only about money."
He added that: "Every time we think we have reached a record high in petrol prices, the Finance Ministry proves that things can always get worse. If the government doesn't get realize it needs to lower taxes significantly the economy will halt and the only ones driving on Israel's roads will be Finance Ministry bureaucrats in their government funded cars."
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