Israel: Demonstrations against Netanyahu continues with anger and calls for his resignation


On Saturday, tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated in several parts of Israel, against the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority reported, on Saturday evening, that more than 115,000 Israeli demonstrators took to the main cities in the country to demonstrate against the Netanyahu government.

It’s estimated that more than 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets in Tel Aviv alone, and another 15,000 took to the city of Haifa, while hundreds of Israelis went out to demonstrate against the Israeli government in the southern city of Beersheba.

Haaretz newspaper estimated the number of Israeli demonstrators against the judicial policies of the Netanyahu government, about 75,000 only.

It’s noteworthy that the protests against the Netanyahu government continue for the sixth week in a row, especially against the plan of the Minister of Justice, Yariv Levin, which aims to weaken the judiciary and undermine the Israeli Supreme Court in the country.

In turn, the Israeli police closed many main squares and streets, coinciding with the start of the protest demonstrations against the Netanyahu government, as well as the demonstrators’ demand for Netanyahu’s resignation due to his prosecution in multiple corruption cases.

Last month, Israeli Minister of Justice Levin announced his plan to reform the judiciary, which the opposition described as a coup, while Prime Minister Netanyahu defended it by saying that it aims to restore balance between powers.

The controversial plan aims to put the government in control of the judge appointment committee and limit the powers of the Supreme Court, which is the highest judicial authority in Israel.

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