Israeli activists pitch tents in pre-election housing protest

March 1, 2015 6:27 PM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Dozens of Israeli social activists pitched tents in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Sunday protesting about a housing shortage which is a key issue in campaigning for a March 17 election.

The protest on a main boulevard erupted four days after the nation's auditor published a report finding "significant deficiencies" that have pushed up housing prices - a problem dogging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid for re-election.

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