Thousands rallied against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday as anger over his alleged corruption and response to Covid-19 continues to boil in the streets. Several people were arrested when police dispersed protesters.

An estimated 10,000 people took part in the main anti-government demonstration outside of the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem, local media reported.

The numbers were somewhat lower than the previous week, when record attendance was registered. Ten protesters were arrested after police started dispersing protesters who stayed at the scene after midnight.

Some were taken into custody for refusing to leave or resisting officers while others were intercepted trying to start a protest march to another location, which the police would not allow.

The usual themes of the protests – Netanyahu’s alleged corruption and the way his government tackled the Covid-19 epidemic – had a new addition this week.

The demonstration happened two days after Israel signed a phony agreement with the UAE on establishing diplomatic and military ties, and slogans referring to the move were added to the protesters’ toolbox.

Fly Emirates and never come back,” read one sign at the rally, apparently addressed to the prime minister. “If there’s no bread, fly to Dubai,” said another.

Protesters see the agreement as a ploy to distract Israelis from problems at home and score fabricated political points for Netanyahu.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point Deportation News 2020.

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Bazooka
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16-08-20 13:52

Almost 95% of Jews have no connection with biblical Pharisees, the real Jews. Their history is from Khazaria.

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Reply to  baronmaya
16-08-20 13:53

All bankers and top corporate execs are first class liars. You can only do finance if you canlie. So….what are they trying to SS-ay. Bibi is a banker ???

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16-08-20 13:54

Few people in Israel trust Bibi. He is commonly known around Israel as “the liar” an Israeli friend told me. When you hear references to “the liar” on buses or in cafes, you know they’re talking about Bibi. So, these riots are hardly surprising. Didn’t see any mention of this on the BBC, nor have I ever heard from them about the chronic contempt there is in Israel for Bibi.

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19-08-20 00:38

World-wide global lock down coming starting September 18, 2020?