Israeli reservists warn of collapse if judicial reform law is passed
700 Israeli reservists signed a petition warning that a collapse was imminent for the reserve brigades if the judicial amendment law passes.
Some 700 reservists from the Special Forces warned in a petition to Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that "passing the judicial amendments, unilaterally will lead to the collapse of the reserve brigade."
There have been disagreements between Netanyahu and the reserve brigades, some of his ministers, and the police and army chiefs, as demonstrations continue to take place against the judicial amendments on the one hand, and in support of them on the other.
"It is estimated that there are 162,000 demonstrators in Tel Aviv this evening, protesting the judicial amendments," Israeli media reported earlier in the day.
Israeli public broadcaster KAN reported that the occupation police tried to separate demonstrators supporting and opposing the judicial amendments.
The outlet said the organizers of the demonstrations against the judicial amendments are expected to increase their intensity before the Knesset's summer session of the Knesset and go back to blocking roads and organizing wider protests in front of the homes of the members of Netanyahu's coalition.
Similarly, it was estimated that the huge demonstration, organized Thursday by the right-wing in occupied Al-Quds in support of the judicial amendments, came to pressure Netanyahu not to back down from it.
Israeli media claimed that Likud Justice Minister Yariv Levin, who drew up the judicial reform law, pushed for organizing the demonstrations after he realized that Netanyahu lost interest in passing the reform and that he might look for ways to dodge it.
Netanyahu did not want to go through with the demonstration, and he was not invited to participate in it, Israeli media said. Meanwhile, Levin sought through the demonstration to remind the premier that the masses of Likud voters were interested in pursuing the legislation.
"Netanyahu accuses Levin of working to cause the talks taking place between representatives of the government and the opposition regarding judicial amendments to falter through his violent attacks on opposition leaders," Israeli media added.
After a streak of opposition demonstrations protesting Netanyahu's judicial reforms, tens of thousands of settlers gathered Thursday in occupied Al-Quds to protest in favor of the judicial reform, Israeli media reported.
The objective of the demonstrations, which was dubbed the "March of the Million", was to show support for Netanyahu and his judicial overhaul initiative.
Several Israeli officials spoke at the protests praising the judicial, emphasizing its importance, and expressing support for it.
It was earlier reported that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) allowed its soldiers to participate in the upcoming Million-Strong Demonstration, in support of judicial amendments.
According to IOF rules and regulations, typically, soldiers are prohibited from participating in protests, political activity, public activity, and media activity.
However, it appears the IOF has made an exception in order to show IOF support for reforms revealing, both: the division across the occupation's various military and security establishments as well as uncloak the true identity of "Israel" as a large-scale military base wherein the members of the military and security establishments can tip scales in what is supposedly public policy.
Israeli media highlighted, that through this initiative, PM Netanyahu sought to demonstrate the popularity of his political choices within the security and military institutions of the occupation government.