IOF separating protesters, Netanyahu supporters to curb clashes
The Israeli police are trying to separate the protestors against the judicial reform and the supporters of the bid in light of the latest round of tension regarding the issue.
The Israeli police have separated protesters in "Tel Aviv" who were demonstrating against supporters of the Israeli government and Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been in the streets all throughout Monday.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided Monday to suspend his cabinet's plans to reform the judiciary, though he stressed that "we will never give it up."
At least 40 Israeli settlers have been arrested so far in light of the ongoing protests in "Tel Aviv", Israeli media reported.
Israeli media reported earlier in the day that Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir have agreed to postpone the judicial reform law until the Knesset's summer session.
Regardless, though, opponents and supporters of the reform law gathered in central "Tel Aviv", carrying flags and banners and exchanging insults, the correspondent reported.
The protesters were once again attempting to block the Ayalon Highway, the correspondent added. Police, in turn, have installed barriers, trying to prevent clashes between the opposing groups
Haaretz newspaper reported Monday reported citing police sources that at least 80,000 people had gathered at the building in the Knesset, occupied Al-Quds, to protest against the reform.
"Netanyahu is now holding a meeting with Ben-Gvir and ministers from his Likud party, to discuss developments," Israeli media added, highlighting that "Netanyahu pledged to Ben-Gvir that the cabinet would approve the establishment of a National Guard as a subordinate to the Police Ministry."
Ben-Gvir commented on the decision to postpone the decision to reform the judiciary, saying: "Netanyahu pledged that the reform will be proposed in the Knesset in its summer session, even if no agreement was reached about it."
Furthermore, in response to Netanyahu taking a U-turn, mass demonstrations took place in "Tel Aviv", and the Histadrut trade union decided to stop the strike it had in place.
Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin said, "suspending the judicial reform puts them to bed."
Ben-Gvir told Netanyahu earlier in the day, as reported by the Israeli KAN public broadcaster, that he would "resign from the government if the legislation is postponed." The far-right minister also underlined that he would continue pushing for the judicial overhaul from outside his coalition with Netanyahu.