Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s departure for Washington on Sunday night, In a bid to disrupt him protesters gathered to block a road leading to Ben Gurion Airport, according to media reports.
Netanyahu is due at the White House on Tuesday for the official signing of normalization accords with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
On Motzoei Shabbos, thousands again took part in the latest in a series of anti-Netanyahu demonstrations outside the PM’s official residence in Yerushalayim, demanding that he resign due to corruption charges and alleged mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Protesters on foot and in cars were trying to block the Bedek junction on Road 40, near the airport, Kan reported.
Many of the demonstrators also expressed anger over Netanyahu’s trip abroad just as the country appears headed for another coronavirus lockdown, The Times of Israel reported. The demonstration along the PM’s route to the airport was allegedly a consequence of these high feelings.