Photo: Motti Kimchi
Protest at Habima Squere
Photo: Motti Kimchi
Hundreds protest government corruption in split demonstration
For the 63rd week in a row, residents of central Israel congregate to protest government corruption and alleged improper and even illegal conduct by PM Netanyahu.

Hundreds of people took to the streets Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Petah Tikva to protest "governmental corruption" and the "legal foot-dragging in the investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."



Demonstrators carried signs calling for Netanyahu to resign and for corrupt politician to "go home."


Protest at Habima Squere (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Protest at Habima Squere (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


The protest, which has taken place every week for the past 63 weeks now, took place in two separate locations, with about 150 demonstrators flowing to Habima Square, where it usually takes place, and some 200 more attending a second protest in Goren Square in Petah Tikva, near the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.


The protest split into two last month after its two organizers, attorney Eldad Yaniv and former PMR caretaker Meni Naftali, after the former fumed that the latter claimed Netanyahu was not corrupt while interviewed on a popular talk show on the Keshet 12 television channel.


Demonstrators in Tel Aviv carried signs calling for Netanyahu to resign, his government a "banana republic" and for corrupt politician to "go home." Protesters in Petah Tikva came prepared with a cardboard cutout submarine— in reference to the submarine affair—with which they marched around Goren Square.


 (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
(Photo: Motti Kimchi)


After commemorating Israeli novelist, poet and journalist Haim Gouri who passed away earlier this week, participants marched on Rothschild Boulevard to house number 30, the residence of gas mogul and close associate of Netanyahu Kobi Maimon, who Netanyahu's son Yair mentioned in an embarrassing recording in August as receiving 20 million shekels in revenue from gas drilling licenses from his father.


It was reveled Saturday that the security wing of the Prime Minister's Office submitted a police complaint against the driver who is suspected to be behind recording earlier this week. The driver is also accused of illegally handling classified material.


פרסום ראשון: 02.03.18, 22:43
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