Netanyahu is in trouble! Tens of thousands of people gathered

Netanyahu is in trouble! Tens of thousands of people gathered

As the Netanyahu government gives the message that it will continue its controversial judicial regulation, the mass protests organized by groups that consider this “interference in the judiciary” have entered their 11th week.

The protest group against the Netanyahu government announced that they are planning protests at dozens of points across the country, scattered in large cities and small settlements.


In Tel Aviv, the focal point of the demonstrations, police took extensive precautions in the city center. The roads around Kaplan Street, the center of the protests in Tel Aviv, were closed to traffic.

The music was played from different stages set up on Kaplan street in Tel Aviv. The anti-Netanyahu protest movement announced that the names of active politics will not speak on stages set up in Tel Aviv this week, and that this step “aims to keep demonstrations away from political parties.”


Protesters carrying Israeli flags also used to chant “Shame on democracy” and the government. A large banner reading “Crime Minister” in English, which has been frequently used against Prime Minister Netanyahu, was unfurled in the area of ​​the demonstration.

Banners and cartoons targeting National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who are in Netanyahu’s ruling coalition and are noted for their far-right and racist policies, drew attention among the protesters.

The group of thousands marched from the busy Dziengoff Street in downtown Tel Aviv to Kaplan Street. Some of the protesters wore a Netanyahu mask over their faces, dressed in striped prison suits to mark ongoing corruption cases against Netanyahu.

The protesters pointed out that the Israeli soldiers did not prevent this attack on the town of Huwwara, which was attacked by the Jewish settlers, and said: “Where were you in Huwwara?” the singing.

Tens of thousands of Israelis took part in demonstrations held in dozens of locations across the country, including major cities such as Tel Aviv, Haifa, and West Jerusalem.

A Bedouin group of about 50 people living in Hura, in southern Israel, also held a protest against the judicial regulation. The Israeli press shared photos of Bedouin protesters holding banners reading “This is home for all of us” and “Equal rights for all.” It was noted that Israeli citizen Bedouin Arabs living in southern Israel had not previously participated in anti-government protests.


According to Israeli media reports, a man in his 60s was detained on suspicion that Justice Minister Yaariv Levin, considered the court-regulating architect of the Netanyahu government, wrote “enemy of the people” in red paint on the outside. from his house in Modiin.

On the other hand, this week the march of women protesters dressed in red capes and white caps against the judicial regulations of the Netanyahu government, inspired by a television series broadcast in the United States, was also repeated. In the Israeli media, there were images of women marching in red capes and white caps in various parts of the country.

A group of hundreds of people demonstrating in the north of Israel blocked the highway that connects the north-south line of the country to traffic. The police intervened the protesters with the stench of batons and TOMA.

In the city of Or Akiva, in northern Israel, the group protesting against the judicial regulation of the Netanyahu government and the group of supporters demonstrated in the same area. An egg was thrown from the Netanyahu party to the opposite side. The police arrested three people.


Justice Minister Yariv Levin announced on January 5 that they were planning a “judicial reform” that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court and reduce the influence of the judiciary in the selection of judges.

Moves by the Netanyahu-led coalition government to transfer some of the powers of the judiciary to Parliament sparked tensions between the government and the Israeli judiciary, especially the Supreme Court.

Israel’s Supreme Court, acting as the country’s highest judicial authority, has the authority to strike down laws passed by the Assembly as contrary to “fundamental laws” accepted as a constitutional project.

Netanyahu’s government stated in the court ruling that it announced that the Supreme Court’s authority to strike down laws passed by Parliament would be largely removed.

The government’s judicial regulation, which restricts the powers of the judiciary and provides for the power to have a say in judicial appointments, was heavily criticized for limiting the powers of the judiciary within Israel and internationally.

Mass protests against the judicial regulation of the Netanyahu government in Israel have been going on for weeks.

The alternative bill presented by President Isaac Herzog, which warns the parties of “civil war”, was also rejected by the government.

Hundreds of Israeli army reservists, including fighter pilots, submarine officers, cybersecurity experts and special forces, announced that they would not continue their duties or attend training if the government implemented the controversial court regulation.

In Israel, domestic and foreign intelligence agencies and employees of other security institutions have also announced their objections to the government’s judicial regulations. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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