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Israel tightens second-wave lockdown as Netanyahu, critics argue over protest curbs

Sep 25, 2020 - Nasdaq

B y TEL AVIV, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Israel tightened COVID-19 lockdown measures on Friday as critics accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to curb protests against his handling of the health and economic crises. Netanyahu's government decided on Thursday to tighten a three-week lockdown imposed on Sept. 18, forcing Israelis to stay mostly at home, shutting down most businesses and curbing group prayers during the ongoing Jewish high-holiday season. T he measures had also sought to ...