Some protesters at anti-Netanyahu rally demonstrate against planned lockdown

Some of the protesters at this evening’s rally in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are demonstrating against a planned lockdown set to begin next weekend.

Surrounded by dozens of demonstrators, a woman calls out “Israel, Israel won’t shut down” into a megaphone.

Yoav Marks-Hazani, whose wife runs a restaurant in Jaffa, holds a sign reading “thou shalt not close.” Marks-Hazani says this is his second time attending the weekly protests.

“Our income has dropped around 40% due to the crisis…we’re digging into our savings, asking our parents. It’s a mess,” Marks-Hazani says.

“This lockdown is politically motivated and won’t solve anything. Even if it slows the spread the virus, it won’t stop it,” he adds.

— Aaron Boxerman

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