TEL AVIV, Thousands of Israelis demonstrated last night outside the official residence of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him to step down over long-running criminal corruption charges and mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
Protesters waved Israeli and pink flags, which have become a symbol of the protest movement, as they marched through Jerusalem toward a square near Netanyahu’s official residence. Smaller demonstrations also took place elsewhere across the country.
In recent weeks, the protests were reduced due to a month-long lockdown that allowed gatherings only within one kilometer from people’s homes. But last week, restrictions were lifted and the mass protests resumed, mainly in occupied Jerusalem.
For almost five months, thousands of Israelis have been demanding Netanyahu to step down, saying he is unfit to lead Israel while he is on trial for corruption charges.
Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes for his role in a series of scandals.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)