In a seventh demonstration in Tel Aviv on Saturday, thousands of protesters marched on Rothschild avenue protesting against political corruption and pausing in front of the house of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, whose son was recently involved in the controversial recordings with the Israeli Prime Minister’s son. Clashes broke out as a group of counter-protesters arrived at the event.
Protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday Photo Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90
Thousands protested in a seventh demonstration against political corruption in Tel Aviv on Saturday. During the event, a group of counter-protesters clashed with demonstrators. Police separated between the groups.
This week’s anti-corruption protest paused outside the house of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, whose son Nir was recorded in the infamous tapes with Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “My dad arranged $20 billion for your dad,” Yair was heard saying to the young Maimon.
The protests in Tel-Aviv began early December and were sparked by the passing of a bill to prevent the police from recommending indictments at the end of investigations amid ongoing corruption probes involving Netanyahu. “When you have this many people going out into the streets, it means the government has nothing to offer other than more steps and laws that serve the rich tycoons,” one protester said.