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15 Oct 2020 | 11:31 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Hundreds protest against lockdown in Beitar Illit (West Bank) on October 15 /update 22

Israel News Alert

Hundreds protest against COVID-19 lockdown in Beitar Illit (West Bank) on October 15; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank, Palestinian Territories

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Event

Hundreds took part in a protest against a continued lockdown in the settlement of Beitar Illit (West Bank) on Thursday, October 15. The lockdown is in place due to a high numbers of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city. One protester was reportedly injured when a municipal vehicle hit them, with authorities investigating the incident.

Further protests are likely over the near term. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of protest sites, where a disruption to transportation and business should be anticipated.

Context

Protests have been reported throughout Israel in recent months over the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anger over the issue has been compounded by pre-existing anti-Netanyahu sentiment, with the Prime Minister facing three criminal cases over alleged corruption.

Advice

Those in Israel are advised to monitor developments, avoid protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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