Thousands of Israeli settlers demonstrated last night in occupied Jerusalem demanding incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. The protests were the latest in a months-long weekend rallies demanding his 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. Photos circulated on social media showed several protesters being dragged by Israeli police near Netanyahu’s residence.
Protests also erupted in other areas in Israel, including at junctions and overpasses and outside Netanyahu’s private house in the seafront town of Caesarea.
At the main rally in Jerusalem, protesters gathered at the entrance of the city and marched to Netanyahu’s official residence, holding Israeli flags and black flags symbolizing one of the protest movements.
Some of the placards waved by the protesters read: “Enough with Division!” and “This is not politics, this is crime”.
Last year Netanyahu was charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three long-running corruption investigations. Many protesters say he should not serve as a prime minister at a time when he is on trial for serious charges.