Tens of thousands of Israelis continued to demonstrate on Saturday, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government, according to local media.
The newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” said on its website, “The Israeli police have arrested a number of demonstrators after clashes during the police attempt to suppress a demonstration in front of Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem”.
The newspaper did not specify the number of detainees.
The newspaper stated that the police did not authorize a demonstration in front of Netanyahu’s house on Saturday, but the demonstrators went out against the instructions of the police.
The Israeli Kan TV channel indicated that the number of demonstrators in front of Netanyahu’s house exceeded 10,000.
The demonstration organizers said over loudspeakers: “Go in all directions.
Do not let the police stop you,” according to Yedioth Ahronoth.
The private Israeli Channel 12 said that dozens of bridges and intersections across the country witnessed demonstrations against Netanyahu.
For nearly 3 months, thousands of Israelis have been demonstrating weekly, sometimes more than once during the week, to demand Netanyahu’s resignation.
It seems that the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel, announced by Netanyahu, on Thursday, and which observers promised an attempt by the prime minister to achieve a “political victory” that he pulled out of his internal crisis, did not contribute to achieving his goal.
Observers say that protests have escalated dangerously recently against Netanyahu, who is accused of bribery, breach of trust and fraud, in 3 cases of corruption.
Netanyahu’s trial began on May 24, and is expected to take between two and three years, according to estimates published in Israeli newspapers.