Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Israeli leader’s announcement came after days of protests by Israelis in Jerusalem, which have been calling for the end to an eight-year Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
On Sunday, protesters stormed a bus carrying the prime minister and the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, warning they would return to the streets if he didn’t end the conflict.
“We will return to protest at the U.N. if he doesn’t end this occupation,” one protester said.
A group of demonstrators marched on the Israeli embassy on Monday morning and set tires on fire, according to local media.
Israelis have been protesting against the occupation for decades, as well as against the government’s policies in the occupied territories.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the U