Gantz to back lockdown if courts remain open, protests allowed

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz says he’ll support tightening the lockdown, on condition the court system remains open and protests are allowed to continue.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently on trial on corruption charges, with the evidentiary stage of the proceedings set to begin next month. There have also been weekly protests against the prime minister over the past six months.

Police officers scuffle with demonstrators during a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, outside of his official residence in Jerusalem, on January 2, 2021 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)