Protesters gather for anti-government demonstration in Israel | AFP

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem demanding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation over his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Protestors rally outside Netanyahu’s residence holding up signs accusing him of corruption, a reference to the premier’s indictment in January for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases. He denies all the charges. N°1VS663

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Protesters gather for anti-government demonstration in Israel | AFP

Thousands of Israelis protest in Jerusalem to demand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation over his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Police deployed water cannon and arrested a number of protesters.

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Anti-government protest in Jerusalem turns violent with arrests and water cannon | AFP

A protest turns violent on the streets of Jerusalem as police make arrests and deploy water cannons. Demonstrators were gathered for an anti-government protest outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence. of protesters, police, and water cannon firingN°1VO6VU

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Protesters gather outside Israeli PM official residence in Jerusalem | AFP

People gather outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official residence in Jerusalem to protest against the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, as well as against the prime minister himself, who was indicted in January for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases. “We are fed up to see our government committing crimes at our expense and taking all our money,” a protester tells AFP.

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Music, dancing as hundreds attend annual Jerusalem Pride parade | AFP

Hundreds take part in a Gay Pride event in Jerusalem, with numbers limited because of coronovirus rules. Police were out in force to secure the event that took place just under five years after a person at an LGBT rally was murdered by a Jewish religious extremist.

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Today in History for June 29th

Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids state death penalty laws; Jerusalem reunified under Israeli control after the Six-Day War; Singer Rosemary Clooney and actress Katharine Hepburn die. (June 29)

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A bullet to the eye: the Palestinians blinded by rubber bullets | AFP

Palestinians who lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli army, in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank tell the story of their injury. Some were taking part in clashes, others were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. All were left scarred and with their lives wrecked, even though in Palestinian society being wounded while standing up to Israeli occupation is often lionised.

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A bullet in the eye | AFP

Palestinians who lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli army, in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank tell the story of their injury. Some were taking part in clashes, others were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. All were left scarred and with their lives wrecked, even though in Palestinian society being wounded while standing up to Israeli occupation is often lionised.

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Funeral of Palestinian killed after Israeli police thought he was armed | AFP

Mourners hold the funeral of Iyad Khairi Hallak, a Palestinian disabled man who was shot dead by Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, after they mistakenly thought he was armed with a pistol, prompting furious condemnation from the Palestinians. The incident happened in the alleys of the walled Old City near Lions’ Gate, an access point mainly used by Palestinians.

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Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months | AFP

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound – the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia – reopens after being closed for more than two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Two rare six-week-old Asiatic lion cubs play at Jerusalem Zoo | AFP

Two Asiatic lion cubs wrestle on the grass of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, six weeks after their birth. Asiatic lions are considered rare with only 800 left worldwide. But now visitors will be able to come see the cubs, as the zoo has just reopened to visitors after closing under restrictive measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Israelis feel relieved by unity government deal but weary about the future | AFP

Israelis in Jerusalem and Tel Avivi share their thoughts after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached a historic deal with one-time rival parliament speaker Benny Gantz to form a unity government, ending the country’s worst-ever political crisis.

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AP Top Stories April 12 P

Here’s the latest for Sunday, April 12th: Pope urges solidarity on Easter amid pandemic; Faithful celebrate Passover in Jerusalem; UK Prime Minister thanks health workers; Czech National Ballet stages virtual production during lockdown.

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Coronavirus: Palestinian bodybuilder trains at home due to lockdown | AFP

Palestinian fitness trainer and bodybuilder Mohammad Shweiki films himself training at home in Jerusalem and posts the videos online after authorities closed gyms due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, Israel has officially reported 9006 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths from the respiratory disease.

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Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre closed as Israel ups anti-virus measures | AFP

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by Christians to house Christ’s tomb, is closing its doors, as Israel tightens movement restrictions and the Palestinians announce their first novel coronavirus death.

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