On Tuesday, 26 Menachem Av, members of Israel’s disabled community plan to protest at Ben-Gurion Airport’s Terminal 3, which will severely disrupt the airport’s operations on an extremely busy summer day.
According to the announcement, the protest is set to get underway at 4:00PM on a day during which officials will be processing almost 92,00 travelers, of which 45,985 will be leaving and 45,671 arriving. The protesters are demanding increased government assistance, with many claiming they are unable to maintain a dignified life or meet minimum expenses on the monthly aid they receive today.
Airport officials advise passengers who are departing to head for the airport significantly earlier as delays are to be expected. In the past, disabled protesters blocked streets and highways with wheelchairs and mobility carts, and the same is to be expected today.
Airport officials add that they will be doing everything possible to keep operations as close to the schedule as possible.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)