Israelis in Bnei Brak mark the Jewish holiday of Purim

Israelis celebrate Purim with parade amid tighter COVID restrictions

Israelis on Friday dressed up to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with a parade.

Israelis on Friday dressed up to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with a parade.

But some also used the event to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"I am here to protest against a corrupt Prime Minister who is tearing the country apart and who is doing everything to escape justice," one demonstrator said.

The crowds turned out in spite of COVID-19 restrictions, which included a curfew spanning three nights, to curb Purim festivities amid fresh virus fears.