Hundreds demonstrate against Israeli PM Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, call for resignation amid numerous corruption cases

TEL AVIV — Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated on Wednesday, demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resign due to his indictment on charges of bribery, dishonesty, and fraud in three corruption cases, in addition to mismanaging the Corona crisis, which has significantly worsened, plunging the country into total closure.

Protesters closed Gaza Street in front of Netanyahu’s west Jerusalem residence and closed a number of streets in central Tel Aviv, according to privately owned Channel 12.

Earlier in the day, the passed a law that would impose restrictions on demonstrations while the country is in coronavirus lockdown, a move that critics of Netanyahu have called “anti-democratic”.

The new law requires that demonstrators must live within one kilometer distance from location of the demonstration.