Hundreds protest against Israeli cabinet swearing-in before Knesset
Illegal Israeli settlers in occupied Palestine are protesting against the new Israeli government in light of the negative press it has been getting since the announcement of Netanyahu's coalition.
Hundreds have taken to the streets in occupied Palestine, namely outside the Israeli occupation's Knesset, to protest the swearing-in of the new Israeli cabinet, spearheaded by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media reported Thursday.
Some 300 people are protesting in front of the Knesset as the most radical-right Israeli government prepares to be sworn in before Parliament today, The Times of Israel newspaper said.
Netanyahu's Likud party, in addition to the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, with which the Prime Minister had signed a coalition agreement a day earlier, will be receiving several seats in the newly-formed cabinet.
The newly conceived cabinet will also include several prominent far-right Israeli figures, such as Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich and Otzma Yehudit Party leader Itamar Ben-Gvir.
The Likud leader's efforts to import ultra-nationalists and far-right-wingers into Knesset have been met with criticism, even from Netanyahu's closest allies. Even the pro-Israeli occupation lobby in the US, AIPAC, which practically never criticizes Israeli politicians, has criticized Netanyahu over his actions.
Ben-Gvir is infamous for his brutality and criminal and racist plans. He is one of the most prominent advocates of Zionist extremism and systematically practices terrorism against the holy sites and the Palestinian people, in addition to being one of the most prominent advocates of extremism and terrorism practiced against Palestinians.
The Zionist extremist often provoked the Palestinians by storming Al-Aqsa Mosque heavily guarded by the Israeli occupation forces.
Netanyahu in late August called for unity among the ranks of far-right Israeli parties, namely Ben-Gvir's Otzma Yehudit party and Betzalel Smotrich's Religious Zionist party.
Smotrich welcomed the call for uniting of far-right Zionist parties. However, Ben-Gvir was not too fond of the statement, as he accused his former political partner, Smotrich, of slowing him down due to his delayed actions.
Additionally, Netanyahu announced that he was appointing Likud MK Amir Ohana as Knesset speaker instead of Yariv Levin, who has resigned to assume his post as a minister in the current government.
Likud Spokesperson announced Wednesday that Netanyahu appointed former general Yoav Galant as Security Minister in the newly formed Israeli government.
The appointed security minister served earlier as a former Knesset MP in Netanyahu's previous governments and is a member of the PM's Likud party.
Galant is also the former commander of the Israeli occupation's Southern Command.
The Israeli occupation witnessed a turbulent period that saw Israeli settlers go to the polls five times in less than four years. The weeks of wrangling are far from over as Netanyahu’s coalition may still face significant internal tensions.
With a spree of Israeli barbarism and near-nightly raids as the occupation forces constantly crack on Palestinians most notably in the West Bank, 2022 is shaping up to be the deadliest year in years.
167 Palestinians were murdered as a result of Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank this year, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.
With Netanyahu coming back in, his third reign of terror will begin after having served as PM from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021. This is his most controversial government to date, expected to lead to a Third Palestinian Intifada.