On Monday morning, Israeli demonstrators blocked the way in front of the homes of members of the ruling coalition, in an attempt to prevent them from reaching the Knesset, where the government is preparing to vote on new judicial reforms.
The Israeli The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported that soldiers from the Israeli army’s reserve forces, members of the “Brothers in Arms” organization, protested in front of the house of the head of the Constitution Committee, Knesset member Simcha Rothman, in Bnei Kedem, in the Gush Etzion area, and stopped his car on Monday morning.
Other protesters also demonstrated in front of the home of a Likud Knesset member, Tali Gottlev, in the city of Givat Shmuel in the Gush Dan region.
The Israeli police arrested two demonstrators, who were blocking the door of her apartment.
Another point of the protests was in Ashkelon, where demonstrators gathered in front of the home of the Minister of Agriculture, Avi Dichter.
Six other demonstrators were arrested.
A small group gathered in front of the home of Education Minister Yoav Kish in Ramat Gan and pasted themselves in the hallway of the house.
The demonstrators said they were defending democracy with their bodies, and that they were trying to prevent members of the ruling coalition from reaching the Knesset, where the first of three votes on judicial reforms are scheduled to take place.
The reforms aim to give parliament the power to overturn Supreme Court decisions by a simple majority.
The reforms will also give politicians more influence in appointing judges.
Critics see the reforms as a threat to the democratic separation of powers.
They also fear that the reforms will allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to escape conviction in a corruption case.