Netanyahu condemns ‘intolerable’ Purim gatherings

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the start of the cabinet meeting, condemns illegal parties and gatherings during the weekend’s Purim holiday, according to Hebrew media reports.

He calls the violations “intolerable.” Major street parties were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and around the country.

The prime minister says he’s seeking to reopen more schools in areas with high vaccination rates.

People wearing costumes celebrate the holiday of Purim at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, February 26, 2021 (Miriam Alster/Flash90)