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Covid-19: Israelis protest against government’s economic response to coronavirus | ITV News

Thousands of Israelis have demonstrated in Tel Aviv against what is widely seen as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to address economic woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

With economic stress deepening in recent weeks, many Israelis think the government has not done enough to compensate hundreds of thousands of workers who lost their jobs as a result of restrictions and shutdowns.

Unemployment has surged to more than 20%, and Mr Netanyahu has seen his popularity plummet.

The protest was organised by the unemployed, the self-employed, entrepreneurs and business owners who gathered in central Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.

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