Anti-Netanyahu Protesters Claim 'victory' On Eve Of Israel Vote
Jerusalem, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jun, 2021 ) :Around 2,000 people demonstrated Saturday night outside the Jerusalem residence of Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of a crucial vote in parliament that could end the reign of Israel's longest-serving prime minister.
The anti-Netanyahu bloc includes parties from the right, the left and centre as well as an Arab Islamic conservative party -- united by hostility to the rule of the premier known by his nickname Bibi.
To the tune of the Italian partisans' Bella Ciao song, protesters belted out "Bibi Ciao" in celebration after nearly a year of rallies outside his home demanding his departure from office.
"For us, this is a big night and tomorrow will be even a bigger day. I am almost crying. We fought peacefully for this and the day has come," said protester Ofir Robinski.
"Netanyahu only tried to divide us and set each part of society against the other.
"We are about to be done with a dark era for Israel," said Ram Shamir.
Anti-Netanyahu protests have been staged each Saturday since July last year to denounce his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economy.