Those opposed to the contentious judicial reform proposal that would give politicians more power over the Supreme Court have maintained their demonstrations in Israel, with thousands attending events in Tel Aviv and other cities. On Saturday, protesters also observed a moment of silence in memory of those who died on Friday in the occupied West Bank.
Israelis protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government’s plans to alter the legal system and undermine the Supreme Court on Saturday night in central Tel Aviv. According to critics, this action will harm the nation’s democratic system of checks and balances.
The rally was seen as an early test by Itamar Ben-Gvir, Netanyahu’s ultranationalist national security minister, who has ordered police to crush activists who block roadways or display Palestinian flags.