Thousands rally at Tel Aviv’s Habima Square for weekly anti-Netanyahu protest

Thousands of demonstrators fill Habima Square in Tel Aviv for this week’s anti-Netanyahu protests, calling on the prime minister to resign.

Dozens of demonstrators pour into the neighboring streets, clutching signs reading “Let us go,” “Bibi, you’re destroying my future,” or, simply “Go.”

“We want a government that cares about the public,” says Itay Flicker, a Tel Aviv resident. “We are demonstrating because people are really suffering — in terms of health, the economy and so on. But the government is totally detached from all that.”

Wajdi Haj Yahya, a lawyer who lives in Taybeh, also participates in the protests tonight. A small group of Taybeh residents join Yahya to demonstrate in the northern Arab city’s downtown.

“We’ve previously protested on a bridge outside the city. Tonight we brought it into the city. There’s a lot of fear and frustration with politics, but we think it is important to wake up the Arab public,” Yahya says.

— Aaron Boxerman

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