The ‘Change Direction’ organization, which encourages civil activism in the Galilee Panhandle, has called for a “tent-in” demonstration to be held Monday at 4 pm in the region, the Hebrew-language NRG news outlet reported Sunday.
The demonstration is being called to protest a government decision to shelve a long-standing plan to develop the northern region. The decision came as part of the general state plan to trim down the national budget.
The “tent-in” is slated to take place in Metullah near the ‘Pri Metullah’ packing house. Protest signs are be distributed at the site to residents of the region, organizers said.
Earlier this year, a new luxury hotel opened in the Upper Galilee on land owned by Kibbutz Kfar Giladi after having been under construction for the past five years. The Galilion hotel — which features 120 luxury rooms, a large conference center, health spa and swimming pool — was to be part of the opening of an industrial center.
The site was to include a farmers’ market, a spa health club and restaurants, as well as tourist attractions featuring observation balloons flying over the Galilee and Mount Hermon, scheduled to open later this year. Organized walking and driving tours were to be launched in the Agamon Hula Nature Park for bird watching as well.Hana Levi Julian