Israelis protest Netanyahu, virus policies

According to a police spokesman on Saturday, more than 7000 people took part in a demonstration near the official residence of the 70-year-old premier in Jerusalem, demanding his resignation.

Around 1,000 people also came to a rally at Netanyahu’s private residence in the coastal city of Caesarea, the police said. There was also a demonstration in Tel Aviv.

There were no initial estimates of the number of participants from the organisers of the protests.

The police were out in force with hundreds of officers after protesters were attacked by suspected right-wingers during an anti-Netanyahu demonstration in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Read the article by Sebastian Engel in The Standard (AAP).