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Activists Assaulted as Thousands Protest a Month before Elections

Communist Party of Israel

Thousands gathered on Saturday, February 20, throughout Israel for the 35th week in a row to protest corruption and the far-right government’s mismanaged response to the coronavirus epidemic; this less than two weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on February 8, to respond to charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three corruption cases. Anti-Netanyahu Black Flag protesters demonstrate near Ketura, a kibbutz located north of Eilat in the Arabah desert, Saturday, February 20, 2021. (Photo: Black Flag) Activists from the Black Flag protest movement reported being assaulted during Anti-Netanyahu protests held at three separate locations on Saturday evening, a little more than a month before Israel’s general election for the 24th Knesset, the fourth in two years. Yair Kedan, a Black Flag activist who was assaulted on Route 77 in the north of the country, described the scene there, saying, “I’m 70 years old and I…

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