Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Thursday in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem to demand his resignation, according to local media.  

Protesters demanded Netanyahu’s departure citing corruption charges he faces, according to Haaretz daily newspaper.

Meanwhile, the Netanyahu-led Likud party organized a rally with some 300 participants to show support.

For about two months, demonstrations against Netanyahu have become a weekly habit.

On July 13, the results of an opinion poll conducted by Israeli broadcaster Channel 13 showed that 75% of Israelis were “dissatisfied” with the performance of the Netanyahu government during the coronavirus crisis. 

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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