Protests against Israeli gov’t judicial reform plans continue for 28th week

Tel Aviv protest
Demonstrators participated in the central protest on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Twitter)
The protests against the Israeli government's judicial reform plans entered their 28th week, with demonstrators taking to the streets across Israel on Thursday evening. اضافة اعلان

According to the Hebrew newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth," tens of thousands of protesters gathered on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv, along with demonstrations in dozens of other locations.

Israeli estimates indicated that more than 100,000 demonstrators participated in the central protest on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv.

These protests have drawn huge crowds as the Knesset prepares to push legislation clipping the courts' ability to strike down laws violating Israel's quasi-constitutional Basic Laws through two final votes next week.

Netanyahu's health episode
The protests coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu experiencing health issues, losing consciousness, and suffering chest pains at his home in Caesarea.

He was admitted to the emergency department, where medical tests revealed dehydration.

Netanyahu remained under medical observation overnight in the cardiology department, leading to the postponement of the weekly government session from Sunday to Monday.

Israeli organizers described the upcoming week as the most sensitive one and announced the postponement of their escalated protests to Tuesday instead of Monday, as originally planned.

‘Majority will not be silenced’
Despite half a year having passed since the first major demonstration against the judicial revolution promoted by Netanyahu's government, thousands of Israeli still protest every Saturday against it.

The protest organizations described the upcoming week as "the most dramatic week of protests against dictatorship," and tonight as the "hour of truth," against the backdrop of their final confirmation, possibly early this week, of canceling the potential cause.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid strongly criticized the government's actions, stating, "The State of Israel needs the reasonableness clause more than ever because we are in an unlikely event. Ben Gvir, Smotrich, Rothman, and Levin are trying to carry out a hostile takeover of Israeliness."

Lapid affirmed that they would not allow it to happen and emphasized the unity of the Israeli majority, asserting, "We are not here just to pay taxes and send our children to the army; they will not silence us."

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