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Israelis continue protests against PM's handling of pandemic

Israelis continue protests against PM's handling of pandemic”

Israeli police said on Friday they arrested 55 Israelis protesting near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in West Jerusalem.

Thousands of Israelis again held demonstrations against their prime minister on Saturday, with the main protest taking place in Jerusalem outside the official residence of Benjamin Netanyahu. Corruption charges against Mr Netanyahu have further fuelled the demonstrations.

The protests are emerging as among the biggest challenges to Netanyahu's lengthy rule since demonstrations over the cost of living in 2011 drew hundreds of thousands to the streets.

The protests came in the shadow of Mr Netanyahu's corruption trial, which resumed this month.

Protests against economic fallout from the pandemic have spread across the country in recent weeks. Police scuffled with demonstrators before a large truck lumbered down the street spraying a water cannon back and forth, scattering the protesters.

Police said demonstrators tried to stage a procession through the city after the dispersal order.

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Dozens of protesters were arrested by police with some left wounded in the clashes. Two other people were arrested in separate locations for attacking protesters with pepper spray and a knife.

Having initially appeared to contained the virus, 457 Israelis have now died from Covid-19 and officials have reported 60,678 confirmed infections among a population of nine million.

After what has been called a hasty and erratic reopening of the economy in May, the number of Irsaeli infections shot up, with the average number of new daily cases now about 2,000.

Israel's economy has been battered by the pandemic.

Protesters say the government's offers of financial assistance have been nowhere near enough, though the government recently announced new aid measures.

The crisis has brought public confidence in Netanyahu and his government to a nadir, at a time when the Israeli leader could use the support. Hearings will start in January. He denies any wrongdoing, and says the charges are politically motivated.



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