Israel is on the way to a full lockdown. The government decided last night to impose a full lockdown starting Sept. 25 until the end of the Sukkoth holiday on Oct. 10. The debate that preceded the decision lasted for eight hours. The main disagreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners from Blue and White was around the question of protests. Reportedly, Netanyahu pushed to impose a complete closure in order to prohibit and limit protests against him by the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
But while Israel’s prime minister is busy stopping protests against him even at the economic price of a full lockdown and stopping all commercial activity, some cities have taken their own measures and decided to fight the virus that causes COVID-19 within the city bounds instead of waiting for the state.