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'Crime Minister': Protests against Netanyahu escalate

Aug 02, 2020 13:45 IST

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence on Saturday demanding his resignation. Israelis have been on the streets throughout the summer protesting Netanyahu’s handling of the Covid pandemic and calling for his resignation for being in office while on trial for corruption charges. The protests that have spanned weeks see no sign of abating with Saturday’s demonstration having the largest turnout. While Netanyahu has dismissed the unrest, calling the protesters 'leftists' and 'anarchists', its interesting to note that Israel has not seen rallies of this scale since the 2011 protests against the nation’s high cost of living.