Tent dwellers, municipality agree to dialog
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
Residents complain that Rothschild Boulevard tent dwellers walk around naked, defecate, inject drugs in public and in some cases smear human feces on cars.
Forty-eight residents of Rothschild Boulevard requested on Sunday afternoon to be added as a party to the petition over the tent encampment, on the side of the Tel Aviv Municipality.
In their request, filed on their behalf by attorney Karin Sarnitzky, the residents painted a picture of public disorder on Rothschild Boulevard, where they say tent dwellers walk around naked, defecate and inject drugs in public, and in some cases have even smeared human feces on cars belonging to local residents.
They also complain of an epidemic of rats, fleas and flies and added that some residents are claiming there is now an outbreak of scalp ringworm near Marmorek Street.
“Drug addicts go into the courtyards of apartment blocks, inject drugs in front of parents and children, leave syringes, smoke marijuana. They defecate in the street in front of residents, throw used toilet paper and condoms everywhere,” the 48 residents said.
The residents, who describe themselves as working people who live and raise children in the area, add that they support the ideas behind the protest, and say that many of them also took part in demonstrations.
However, they say the continued encampment now poses a significant health and safety hazard for local people.
Grebulon reports from gitmonation falafel