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Demonstrators set off smoke bombs near PM’s Caesarea home, with him inside

Police investigating use of canisters in dumpster near Netanyahu’s private residence during environmentalists’ rally

Orange smoke rises from smoke bombs near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's  home in Caesarea, May 25, 2018 (Kan TV news screenshot)
Orange smoke rises from smoke bombs near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's home in Caesarea, May 25, 2018 (Kan TV news screenshot)

Demonstrators set off three smoke bombs near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in Caesarea on Friday, during a rally of environmental activists.

The smoke bombs were activated in a dumpster in a street adjacent to the prime minister’s house.

Police said Netanyahu was at his home at the time and that they were investigating.

The bombs set off a cloud of orange smoke.

Demonstrators near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in Caesarea, May 25, 2018 (Courtesy)

No injuries or damage were caused.

The incident occurred during a demonstration involving around 800 people, who were protesting off-shore drilling for natural gas and demanding drilling platforms be moved further away from the Haifa coast.

Rally organizers condemned the incident, saying they would never have backed the use of “polluting” measures.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, May 13, 2018. (Amir Cohen/Pool Photo via AP)
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