WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Protesters gathered outside Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence on Saturday night to demonstrate against him, the Times of Israel reported.
As demonstrators attempted to block traffic, police closed several roads, according to the report.
The demonstrations took place as Netanyahu’s corruption trial ramped up to three hearings a week, and as the head of the Likud party struggles to form an administration after four elections in two years.
With the March election results maintaining the political gridlock of the previous three elections, it is uncertain if either the pro-Netanyahu bloc or the anti-Netanyahu bloc will be able to form a coalition.
As could be seen on videos from the protests shared online, the demonstrators carried inflatable submarines as usual, a symbol of the last year’s ongoing protests against the corruption of the prime minister.
Last Saturday, demonstrations were also held outside Netanyahu’s residence in al-Quds and his private house in the occupied city of Caesaria.
For months, protesters have been conducting weekly demonstrations against Netanyahu, demanding that he resign in the wake of his bribery, fraud, and breach of trust trial. Netanyahu denies wrongdoing and says the indictments are part of a campaign to oust him from office by political opponents.
On March 20, in what was the last mass rally before the recent Knesset elections, one of the biggest protests to date took place. On that Saturday evening, tens of thousands of protesters assembled in al-Quds, according to reports.