Middle East

Protesting in a pandemic: Israelis demonstrate at a distance

Issued on: 20/04/2020 – 14:17Modified: 20/04/2020 – 14:19

Wearing face masks and keeping two metres apart, thousands of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday while maintaining the country's strict Covid-19 social distancing rules.

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Protest organisers marked spots on the ground for demonstrators to stand in to ensure social distancing rules were followed.

Netanyahu is currently negotiating a deal with political rival Benny Gantz to form a coalition government.

Protesters called on Gantz to reject the deal with Netanyahu, who is under criminal indictment in three corruption cases while criticising the governments response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has included phone-tracking of civilians by intelligence agencies.

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