Netanyahu laments 6,000 dead, ‘but it’s much less than other countries our size’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is saddened by each of the over 6,000 COVID-19 deaths but asserts it is a relatively low figure.

“Six thousand dead is a difficult number for every one of us, but it’s much less than other countries our size,” he tells the Ynet news site.

The prime minister vows that “there will unequivocally not be another lockdown,” but then equivocates: New virus mutations could lead to such a result.

In an interview with the Ynet news site, the premier also said four more countries were set to normalize their ties with the Jewish state, following in the footsteps of the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.