Israelis protest against Netanyahu, gov’t handling of COVID-19

In Israel, there have been protests in Tel Aviv and West Jerusalem against the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the government.
Police used water cannon on the protesters in West Jerusalem to try to disperse the crowds.
Israel reimposed restrictions after a surge in cases last week, which angered demonstrators.
There have been protests for weeks over the economic situation and lockdown measures.
There were also chants demanding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resign.

Earlier, we spoke with Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, who joined us from West Jerusalem, to discuss the latest updates.

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