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Jerusalem - Photos-Video: Israel Municipality Employees Dump Garbage At The Entrance Of Finance Ministry Door

Published on: December 31, 2017 11:00 AM
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A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90

Israel - Jerusalem Municipality officials demonstrated Sunday morning near the Finance Ministry’s headquarters and piled garbage in a number of streets in the area, protesting an ongoing dispute between the Ministry of Finance and the Jerusalem Municipality over funding.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat claims that Finance Minister is taking revenge on him for his support of Netanyahu in the recent elections, and as a result, Jerusalem does not receive hundreds of millions of shekels that it deserves as part of its ‘Capital Grant’ from the government.

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Like other municipalities, the Jerusalem municipality receives government funding, and is supposed to receive an additional “capital city” grant which has not yet been transferred.

Barkat also claims that Kahlon refuses to allow a bill that would automatically fund Jerusalem to be brought to a vote in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, despite its enjoying the support of 51 MKs. The Municipality had threatened that “the failure to transfer the funds to Jerusalem will result in layoffs and the severe curtailing of municipal services provided to citizens.”

A similar dispute in February caused a massive strike by Jerusalem garbage disposal workers that ground the city to a halt. Huge amounts of trash piled up around the city, preventing the light rail from moving and resulting in mass congestion.


A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)
A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)A pile of garbage was left by Municipality workers in front of the Finance Ministry and the Knesset, as they go on strike in protest of low government budget to the Jerusalem Municipality, on December 31, 2017. (Credit: Flash90)


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 Dec 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM Moone Says:

Nation of clowns. This is ridiculously funny. Imagine DSNY doing that in front of the UN.

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 Dec 31, 2017 at 12:43 PM Anonymous Says:

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Moone Says:

Nation of clowns. This is ridiculously funny. Imagine DSNY doing that in front of the UN.

Front of the UN and the Trump Tower. Good idea

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 Dec 31, 2017 at 03:54 PM Normandavid1 Says:

Dont see any water trucks.

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 Dec 31, 2017 at 06:22 PM StevenWright Says:

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Moone Says:

Nation of clowns. This is ridiculously funny. Imagine DSNY doing that in front of the UN.

Doesn't take much imagination. They do it all over the streets in BP on a regular basis.

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