July 16
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Anti-government protesters blocked a number of key highways and roads for the second day in a row on June 17, calling for early elections and a hostage return deal, Today in Israel reports. In addition, students at a number of high schools in the center of the country began a wave of strikes.

A large-scale protest will be held outside the Knesset in Jerusalem at 7 p.m. this evening before demonstrators march to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence. A number of technology companies have hired buses to transport protesters from across the country to the capital.

Protest organizers said yesterday that their goal was to bring a million people to the streets during a "week of disruption" and force the country to go to the polls before the October 7 anniversary.

Another rally will be held outside the Knesset on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. There will also be a rally in the south on Wednesday night, with the location to be announced at a later date. On Thursday, protests will be held outside Netanyahu's residences in Jerusalem and Caesarea.

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