Jerusalem24 – Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday evening in Jerusalem and in other locations across the country demanding resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a corruption trial and accusations of mishandling the coronavirus crisis.
Smaller protests also took part in other parts at overpasses and outside Netanyahu’s private house in the upscale town of Caesaria.
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. “Enough with Division!” and “This is not politics, this is crime” read some of the placards.
Protesters in Tel Aviv and Caesarea chanted slogans against Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption and fraud.
One protester was reportedly assaulted by Netanyahu supporters near Moshav Yavne’el settlement. “Two haredi young men walked past us and started tearing down signs .. one of them attacked a protester, tossed her glasses and her phone … she was bleeding from her nose,” a protester told journalists.
Demonstrators have been holding regular protests for months against Netanyahu, demanding his resignation over his trial on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.