Israelis hold protests over judicial amendments for 28th week straight
Israeli settlers are still protesting against the government as it holds its ground and refuses to concede to the settlers' demands.
Israelis have taken to the streets for the 28th consecutive week to protest the proposed judicial amendments put forward by the far-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Thousands of people took to the streets in numerous settlements, with the Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth reporting that there were as many as 100,000 settlers in "Tel Aviv" alone, and Walla! saying there were 20,000 in occupied Yafa.
This comes in light of demonstrations in a series of Israeli settlements and occupied cities, including Haifa, "Rishon LeTsiyon", "Rehovot", and "Afula", which were held in conjunction with the main demonstration in Kaplan Street in "Tel Aviv", where it is set for former Israeli Justice Minister Dan Meridor and professor Shikma Bressler, as well as journalists to address the crowds rallying in protest of the government's actions.
Moreover, Israeli Channel 13 reported, citing government sources familiar with the matter, that as the security situation deteriorates and becomes more tense for the Israeli occupation, Netanyahu may justify the suspension of the judicial reform bid using the tensions on the Palestinian-Lebanese border.
"Senior government sources say, specifically in recent days, that the security situation has become more tense and could lead to a change in the law or a halt, as we saw last time," Channel 13 political commentator Sefi Ovadia said.
"If Netanyahu wanted to search for a justification to pull the emergency breaks at the last moment, it could very well be for security reasons. Perhaps Lebanon and perhaps in the West Bank [...] the Lebanese [front] is very tense and very disturbing to the security and political leadership," the Israeli journalist added.
"It is very likely that the Lebanese front and the issue of the two tents will be a pretext to halt the progress in legal reform legislation," he concluded.
Over 100,000 Israelis gathered for a protest in central "Tel Aviv" on the 27th consecutive Saturday last week. Most of the demonstrators dispersed on Saturday night, but a group of protesters blocked the Ayalon Highway, shouting slogans against the government of Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Earlier in the week, Israeli occupation police used water cannons to disperse protesters who blocked the Ayalon Highway in response to the sacking of the "Tel Aviv" police chief Ami Eshed.
Political divisions in "Israel" continue to deepen between the government and the opposition. "Israel" has witnessed several protests by thousands of settlers against the occupation's government in which demonstrators express their opposition to the judicial reforms it plans to enact.
The opposition has demanded the complete cancellation of these amendments despite the government's decision to temporarily suspend them.
The protests, which began in December last year, saw the participation of tens of thousands of settlers and later transformed into massive demonstrations where around a quarter of a million settlers took to the streets against Netanyahu's plans that set to undermine occupation courts and further empower security and military institutions.