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Israelis hold 38th week of anti-government protests ahead of Yom Kippur

Thousands of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday night in a renewal of the anti-government protests that have been taking place over the last 38 weeks.

With Yom Kippur beginning at sunset on Sunday evening, some protesters had signs playing on the theme of forgiveness, which is central to the holy day.

The theme of the protest was “No forgiveness for dictatorship.”

Protest leaders said they would “not fall for any spin” regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s focus on a possible normalization deal with Saudi Arabia.

Black Flags protest leader Shikma Bressler also decried support by some coalition members for convicted murderer Amiram Ben Uliel, who was found guilty in 2020 of murdering a Palestinian family in the village of Duma in 2018, after fire-bombing their home.

“There is no forgiveness for those who burn babies in their sleep, there is no forgiveness for the supporters of those who burn babies, there is no forgiveness for those who advocate the erasure of villages, and there is no compromise with those who opened the door and brought all of this upon the Israeli public,” she said.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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