Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took part in rallies Saturday evening for the 12th straight week of mass protests against the Zionist government’s radical plans to overhaul the judicial system, ahead of the expected passage next week of a core part of the shakeup.
As the protests were held, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant gave a televised address in which he called for the coalition to halt the legislative push until after Jewish Passover and several holidays next month to allow for talks on judicial reform, while stressing his support for making changes to the judiciary and calling for the protests to immediately stop.
The main demonstration was held in Tel Aviv, where at least 195,000 were estimated to attend the main rally, The Times of Israel reported.
Clashes were reported in Tel Aviv, with occupation police attacking demonstrators.
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Tens of thousands also attended protests in numerous other locations throughout the Zionist entity, including major cities like occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Haifa and Beersheba.
Protest organizers claimed that in total, over 600,000 people attended the rallies. The figure could not be independently verified.
Ahead of the main rallies, over 1,000 demonstrators, led by a group representing reservist soldiers, protested outside Gallant’s home in the north of the occupied territories.
Source: Israeli media