Israel: Many protest PM’s handling of pandemic, economic crisis

Violence in West Jerusalem as thousands of protesters call on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign over corruption charges and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of Israelis are protesting in West Jerusalem calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down.

Thirty-four people were arrested outside Parliament, in the latest of several mass demonstrations in recent weeks.

Netanyahu has come under growing criticism, for staying in office while facing trial on corruption charges.

He is also being accused of mismanaging the pandemic and a deepening economic crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports from Tel Aviv.