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WATCH Woman Tossing Tomato at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

© AP Photo / Oded BaliltyIsraeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, center, is escorted by security guards during a visit to the Ha'tikva market in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, center, is escorted by security guards during a visit to the Ha'tikva market in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Sputnik International
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Israel will hold a general election on 9 April, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a fourth straight term and his fifth overall despite rising corruption charges against him.

The prime minister and his wife Sara visited the Hatikva Market in Tel Aviv on 2 April. During the slow stroll by Bejamin Netanyahu, who was encircled by bodyguards and the crowd in the market, a woman hurled a tomato at the prime minister. A video of the incident has been published online.

During their short tour, which lasted less than ten minutes, Netanyahu was surrounded by his security detail as the people shouted: "Bibi is the king of Israel", Haaretz reported.

READ MORE: Netanyahu Slams Watchdog Report of Fake Account Network Sharing Likud Propaganda

Netanyahu still has a good chance of securing the support of a majority of parliamentarians, which is necessary to earn the right to form a government in Israel.

In December, Netanyahu announced snap elections for 9 April amid corruption accusations against him. Initially, the parliamentary elections were supposed to take place in November 2019. According to the Central Elections Committee, it has received a record 47 lists.

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