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World Thousands return to streets in Israel urging Netanyahu to resign

07:27  16 august  2020
07:27  16 august  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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Thousands of demonstrators have returned to the streets of Jerusalem calling for the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of corruption and his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Protesters were seen clashing with police late into the night on Saturday and

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Thousands anti-government protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday demanding the removal of the

a group of people around each other: Israeli policemen detain a protester during a demonstration in Jerusalem against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and economic hardship stemming from lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic [Ammar Awad/Reuters] © [Ammar Awad/Reuters] Israeli policemen detain a protester during a demonstration in Jerusalem against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and economic hardship stemming from lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Thousands of demonstrators have returned to the streets of Jerusalem calling for the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over allegations of corruption and his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Spaced out evenly across an open space in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israelis protested on Sunday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 's policies.

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday, calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Protesters were seen clashing with police late into the night on Saturday and early on Sunday outside the residence of the embattled prime minister, who had recently clinched a historic diplomatic deal with the United Arab Emirates.

Images from news agencies and social media showed several demonstrators being dragged by police as anti-Netanyahu protests continued for the eighth week.

According to reports, some of the protesters had also attempted to march toward the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin but were prevented by police.

Haaretz newspaper estimated that as many as 50,000 Israelis protested across the country on Saturday.

Netanyahu has dismissed the demonstrators as "leftists" and "anarchists" and accused local media of strengthening the protests by giving them heavy coverage.

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The latest protests against Netanyahu came the day before the second hearing in his trial on charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes. Location: Jerusalem. The government on Friday announced new restrictions over Covid-19, which has taken a heavy economic toll on the country.

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The Israeli prime minister was sworn in for a fifth term in May after clinching a coalition deal four months ago with centrist Benny Gantz, his main rival in three inconclusive elections since April 2019.

Netanyahu, who heads the right-wing Likud party, has often complained of press bias against him, and some of the charges he faces in a corruption trial related to alleged attempts to seek favourable coverage from media barons in return for state favours.

The prime minister has denied wrongdoing in the three corruption cases against him.

In recent days, Netanyahu got a political boost after Israel announced a historic normalisation of diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates.

But the prime minister still faces criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected over 92,000 people and killed over 670 others.

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Israeli police were deployed to protect protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday after the convicted killer of a 1983 peace marcher called present-day demonstrators "germs" and hinted they could meet violent opposition. Right-wing extremist Yona Avrushmi served 27 years in prison for hurling the hand grenade that killed activist and teacher Emil Grunzweig and wounded nine others during a Jerusalem protest against Israel's war in Lebanon.

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