Israeli protesters demand Netanyahu’s imprisonment amid political deadlock
Thousands of Israeli protesters have rallied across the Occupied Territories to demand the resignation and imprisonment of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as the formation of a new cabinet after four inconclusive elections deepened the regime's political crisis.
According to Press TV, the protesters marched through the streets across the Occupied Territories, calling on politicians to unite against the long-serving premier and organize a new cabinet in order to prevent a possible fifth round of elections.
The rallies were attended by members from high-profile anti-Netanyahu organizations and activist groups, including Crime Minister, Ein Matzav and The Black Flags.
The main demonstrations were held outside Netanyahu’s official residence in the occupied al-Quds and his private home in the coastal city of Caesaria, with hundreds of protesters calling for a “change government,” and demanding that the prime minister be imprisoned.
Reports said Israeli police and security forces had forcibly removed protesters from the two locations late on Saturday.
Marking a shift from previous demonstrations, dozens of protesters gathered outside the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, with clashes breaking out between police and the demonstrators after an attempt to hang a banner that read “Liar” on the premises.
The move came after Rivlin gave Netanyahu the mandate to form a new cabinet on Tuesday, the same day that trial and hearings for the premier’s corruption charges were taking place in a courthouse in al-Quds.