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

Sep 25, 2020 - Reuters UK

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel tightened COVID-19 lockdown measures on Friday and critics accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to curb protests against his handling of the health and economic crises. Slideshow ( 5 images ) 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 Jewish high-holiday season.

The measures had also s...