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For 20th week, thousands of Israelis demand Netanyahu to step down

TEL AVIV, Sunday, November 1, 2020 (WAFA) – Thousands of Israelis are demonstrating on Saturday night in squares, junctions and on bridges around the country for the 20th week in a row, calling on him to step down over long-running criminal corruption charges and mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.

Israeli media outlets said more than 2,000 protesters gathered in the central protest site, located in Jerusalem's Paris Square, just outside Netanyahu’s official residence on Balfour Street. Smaller demonstrations also took place elsewhere across the country.

The protests were resumed last week after a month-long lockdown which had 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. The Israeli premier has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes for his role in a series of scandals.


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