Netanyahu statue relieves himself in Tel Aviv, artist unknown

A statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relieving himself while curled in a corner was erected in Habima Square in Tel Aviv. The artist is unknown and the municipality removed the statue.

A statue portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squatting and seemingly relieving himself was erected in Tel Aviv's Kikar HaBima, March 17, 2021. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
A statue portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squatting and seemingly relieving himself was erected in Tel Aviv's Kikar HaBima, March 17, 2021.
(photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
A statue portraying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu squatting and seemingly relieving himself was erected in Tel Aviv's Habima Square Wednesday morning, a week before the elections.

The statue was reportedly later removed by Tel Aviv municipality inspectors, while Tel Aviv police officers questioned bystanders. 
Near the statue a table was set up with snacks at which passerbys can be seen.
(Credit: Avshalom Sassoni/Maariv)(Credit: Avshalom Sassoni/Maariv)
The artist behind the statue remains unknown. However, in similar incidents Tel Aviv artist Itay Zalait erected a statue of an anti-Netanyahu protester in Paris Square in Jerusalem, in front of the Prime Minister's Residence last year in December 6.
The bronze statue, which was five meters tall and weighed six tons, was named "Israeli Hero."
Police later removed the statue, noting that it was illegally erected without a permit and posed a danger to bystanders.

Four years prior, also on December 6, Zalait caused a stir after placing a golden statue of the prime minister in front of the Tel Aviv municipality. 
A large crowd gathered in front of the sculpture snapping selfies and debating freedom of expression in public spaces. Yet later that day, a bystander pushed the sculpture to the ground, causing pandemonium.
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Zalait said he was hoping to provoke public debate.