Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against political corruption for third week of protests

For the third week in a row, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to demonstrate against corruption in Israeli politics. The organizers emphasized the importance of tonight’s event following the seventh questioning of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in corruption probes.
Protest in Tel Aviv Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Thousands of people gathered for a third time at an upscale boulevard in Tel-Aviv on Saturday night to protest against corruption in Israeli politics. Protesters held signs reading “crony capitalism, organized crime” and “corrupt people go home.”

Protest organizer Eldad Yaniv encouraged the masses to come demonstrate in a post on his Facebook page and emphasized the importance of tonight’s event in light of the upcoming police recommendation following the recent questioning of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “This is how the corrupt people shake in fear and we win,” wrote Yaniv.

Protesters in Tel Aviv Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

As previously reported by JOL, Netanyahu was questioned for the seventh time on Friday regarding allegations of corruption in two separate cases. Police are reportedly inclined to recommend an indictment in both.

It is believed that the investigators confronted Netanyahu with the testimony of Australian billionaire James Packer from over two weeks ago, which reportedly reinforced the bribery suspicion against Netanyahu in the gifts probe known as Case 1,000.



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