Demonstrations against Netanyahu government held in Tel Aviv - July 13, 2020

July 15, 2020

Six Israelis were injured on Monday when Israeli police evacuated protesters in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's house in West Jerusalem, according to Israeli media. The protest was part of the "Black Flags" movement, which in recent months has organized numerous protests to demand Netanyahu to resign. In a statement, protest organizers said “a group of about 30 policemen, police officers and city inspectors attacked the encampment at Balfour [Street] and the demonstrators, who are permitted to be there”. Netanyahu, 70, is the first Israeli prime minister to face trial while in office, and he denies accusations of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. In Israel, where there is also a second wave of coronavirus, the Netanyahu government's crisis management has been criticized by demonstrators.