Thousands of Israeli settlers demonstrated last night and early today morning in occupied Jerusalem demanding embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down, marking the latest in a months-long campaign demanding him to resign.
The protests were the latest in a months-long weekend rallies demanding Netanyahu’s resignation over corruption charges and mishandling the coronavirus outbreak.
Thousands of protesters took part in the main demonstration outside Netanyahu’s residence in occupied Jerusalem demanding him to step down. Protesters held banners reading “Revolution” and “Get out of here” and held blue-and-white Israeli flags. A sign aimed at the prime minister was projected on a building reading in Hebrew: “Enough with you.”
Protests also erupted in other areas across the country, including at junctions and overpasses.
Israeli police have clashed with protesters on several occasions and used water cannons to clear them off main streets and squares, though in recent weeks the gatherings have been calmer but larger.
Netanyahu has vowed to remain in office despite being charged last year with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three long-running corruption investigations.