Hundreds of protesters tried to pass through the Balfour Street in occupied Jerusalem, on Tuesday evening, in front of the Prime Minister’s residence, Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli media.
About two thousand Israelis demonstrated in front of Netanyahu’s residence, denouncing “government corruption and the deteriorating economic conditions”.
The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and Channel 13, posted videos showing hundreds of demonstrators trying to cross the barriers toward Netanyahu’s residence, while the police confronted them.
The demonstration was organized by activists of the “Black Banners” movement, which has led several protests in recent months to demand Netanyahu to resign; Because of corruption charges that pursue him.
The Israeli Central Court is looking into an indictment against Netanyahu, which includes charges of fraud, bribery and abuse of trust, and they may lead him to prison if convicted by the Supreme Court.
The demonstrators carried the flags of Israel and chanted slogans, including: “Money and power are the world of crime”, and “This is our state, not the state of Netanyahu”.
Dozens of Netanyahu supporters gathered on the opposite side of the anti-demonstration, with a heavy police presence.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis suffer from severe economic repercussions due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which put about 850,000 of them in the unemployment circle, according to official data.
On Tuesday Israel announced, the registration of a thousand and 802 new infections with Coronavirus, the largest outcome of daily Covid-19 infections since its outbreak months ago.
The total number of active cases in Israel was 21,393, and 368 deaths.
Israel is witnessing a second wave of Coronavirus, in light of the high rates of infection, which had previously decreased in the third week of last May, to an average of 16 cases per day.