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AG said to tell cabinet: Protests must be permitted during lockdown

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit tells cabinet ministers they cannot prevent protests during the lockdown, setting off a screaming match in the meeting, according to Channel 12.

Likud’s David Amsalem is said to have yelled at Mandelblit, “Take responsibility for the disease,” while claiming Mandelblit has “harmed public trust.”

Weekly protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem have drawn thousands and occasionally tens of thousands. Health officials have said there is no major outbreak linked to the demonstrations.

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