Najla Al-Mangoush

Protests swept through Libya for the second night in a row denouncing the meeting of dismissed Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush with her Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen, and calling for the overthrow of the Government of National Unity (GNU). 

Footage on social media showed protesters blocking the road near Bridge 27 on the coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya.

Other groups of protesters gathered outside of the GNU headquarters in Tariq Al-Sikkah to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.

Protesters also set fire to car tires on the roads of Gurji area in Tripoli. The Palestinian flag was raised in the center of Benghazi, while protesters demonstrated outside the Foreign Ministry headquarters on Sunday night, causing some damage outside the building.

People on social media indicated that a number of protesters came from Al-Zawiya to Tripoli to demand the overthrow of Dbeibah's government and to hold Al-Mangoush accountable, amid chants calling for the youth of western Tripoli to join them. The protesters were seen raising the flags of Libya and Palestine to indicate the popular position rejecting any attempts to normalize relations with the Israeli occupation authorities.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday that Minister Eli Cohen met in the Italian capital, Rome, with his counterpart Al-Mangoush.

In an effort to contain the crisis, Dbeibah issued a decision on Sunday to suspend Al-Mangoush from work and formed a committee to investigate the Rome sit-down before sources had confirmed the issuance of a decision to dismiss her despite the lack of an official statement.