Thousands of Israelis protested in (al-Quds) Jerusalem on Saturday in the latest weekly demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the corruption charges he faces.
Protesters waved Israeli and pink flags, which have become a symbol of the protest movement, as they marched through (al-Quds) Jerusalem toward a square near Netanyahu´s official residence, reported by Daily Mail.
Smaller demonstrations were taking place elsewhere across the occupied territories.
Protesters held signs that read, "Saving the country, fighting corruption" and "Revolution."
The protesters criticize Netanyahu for what they say is his bungling of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic fallout. Many of the protesters also oppose Netanyahu serving as prime minister while under indictment on three corruption charges: fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes.
Netanyahu denies wrongdoing in a series of scandals involving billionaire associates and media moguls.
The protests have gone on for months and kept a spotlight on Netanyahu at a time when the long-serving leader´s popularity has plummeted because of his handling of the virus outbreak in Israel.
Hundreds of thousands of people held protest against the cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu across the occupied territories on Saturday, clashes between demonstrators and police forces were reported in Tel Aviv.
Notable in this election is Netanyahu's insistence on forming a government with the goal of escaping trial.Gantz, on the other hand, is not ready to ally with Netanyahu and wants to end his decade of power in any form.
Shortly before Israel’s 2015 elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington to address a joint session of Congress, going over the heads of the president and the Democratic Party and ignoring criticism from the American and Israeli media and most major Jewish organizations in the United States. He did so for three reasons: A desire to win the elections scheduled for two weeks later, strong hostility toward President Barack Obama and a deep-seated aversion to several world ...