At least 30 people have been arrested in demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As cited News24xx.com from Israeli media reported, police on Saturday said thousands of protesters gathered in Paris Square near Netanyahu’s residence in West Jerusalem and caused the closure of roads as well as public unrest.
The protesters have been gathering weekly for the past six months, saying Netanyahu should step down because of his going on trial for corruption and what they say is mismanagement of the country’s coronavirus crisis.
Netanyahu, who faces charges for bribery, breach of trust, and fraud, has denied any wrongdoing.
The protests began last spring when Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form what they called an emergency government focused on managing the health and economic challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Their partnership has been paralyzed by infighting, and a pair of lockdowns hit the economy hard, sending unemployment skyrocketing to the double-digits.
A final vote to disband the parliament could take place as soon as next week.