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Protesters for and against PM gather outside court

Two rival protests are forming outside the Jerusalem District Court, where Prime Minister Netanyahu will arrive shortly for the start of the evidentiary stage in his corruption trial.

Dozens of Likud supporters backing the prime minister hold Israeli flags and posters bearing Netanyahu’s face, including some from the recent election campaign declaring that Israel is “returning to life.”

Several dozen anti-Netanyahu protesters calling on him to resign are also gathering.

Police have separated the two protests with a series of barricades.

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