At the Teva factory in Jerusalem, workers and their families camped overnight to protest the expected layoffs in the pharmaceutical company.







Teva employees protesting in Jerusalem

Teva employees protesting in Jerusalem Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Employees of the Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva are continuing to protest the massive layoffs announced last week.

At the company’s factory in Jerusalem, workers and their families camped overnight to protest the decision to shut it down. Itzik Ben Simon, the chairman of the workers’ union, said the protest will continue to intensify unless the decision is reversed, threatening to “cross red lines” by blowing up the factory.

“If the decision is made final by Netanyahu and the Finance Ministry, we will cross red lines. If they try to save 20 million, the explosion of the Teva factory will cost about 220 million,” he said.

“We have tons of explosive and toxic substances here,” he added. “The entire country should be prepared.”

Representatives of Teva employees are expected to meet later on Monday with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon.