Gantz to Netanyahu: 'Responsibility for civil war will be on you'
Former Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz says "Israel" is in a state of emergency and calls on Israeli settlers to take to the streets.
Former Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz called on Sunday Israeli settlers to take to the streets in protest of changes to the Israeli "judicial" system that Benjamin Netanyahu's government proposed.
In a party meeting, Gantz said the majority of Israelis oppose what he described as a "coup d'etat".
"Israel without a strong and independent judicial system will be weak in the face of our enemies in the battle for our legitimacy," the former Security Minister claimed.
"If you continue the way you are going, the responsibility for civil war that is brewing in Israeli society will be on you," he stressed, addressing Netanyahu.
According to the Israeli i24NEWS website, Gantz had proposed to Netanyahu to form a joint team that brings together parties and blocs to develop a broadly agreed-upon "judicial" reform plan within six months.
Gantz warned that the Israeli occupation is in a state of emergency, adding that Netanyahu must decide whether he wants to break the rules of the game or preserve "Israel".
The former occupation Minister underlined that he and his allies would fight the proposal aimed at turning "Israel" into what he called a "hollow democracy".
Last Wednesday, Israeli occupation "Justice" Minister Yariv Levin announced what he called the first phase of the occupation's government’s so-called reform plan, which includes creating an override mechanism for the Knesset to reinstate laws invalidated by the Supreme Court.
Thousands of illegal Israeli settlers marched in two rallies that roamed "Tel Aviv" on Saturday in protest of Benjamin Netanyahu's new government, regarded as "Israel's" most right-wing cabinet.
The demonstrators repeated chants against the new Israeli occupation government and some of its extremist ministers such as Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Betzalel Smotrich, as per Israeli media.
Following his November 1 election win, Netanyahu took office late last month at the head of a coalition with extreme-right and Zionist parties, some of whose officials now head key ministries. The new occupation government has announced intentions to pursue a policy of settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
It is noteworthy that late last month, hundreds had taken to the streets in occupied Palestine, namely outside the Knesset, to protest the swearing-in of the new Netanyahu government.