Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett on Saturday urged anti-Netanyahu protesters to avoid "provocations," as some 1,500 of them took to the streets in Jerusalem and across the country for the 51st consecutive week.
"This is not the time for demonstrations and provocations," Bennett said in a statement, pleading activists to "treat Netanyahu and his family with respect."
With protesters' main goal – unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – closer than ever as the Bennett-Lapid government faces a Sunday confidence vote, which it is likely to pass, this should be the last major anti-Netanyahu demonstration.
After a 4 P.M. Knesset vote, the new government is expected to be sworn in by Sunday evening. Some groups that have led the the anti-Netanyahu protest movement plan a demonstration in front of the Knesset in support of the new government.
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Meanwhile, police said they arrested two suspects for allegedly threatening anti-Netanyahu protesters in the northern city of Nahariya with an airsoft gun.