'Tel Aviv' police chief quits, IOF violence intensifies
Unrest in the occupation intensifies after the police chief quits his post in protest of the occupation government's excessive violence.
The Israel occupation's police commander in "Tel Aviv" said on Wednesday that he was leaving the force, citing political intervention by members of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet whom he said wanted excessive force used against anti-government protesters.
"Tel Aviv" District Commander Ami Eshed did not mention far-right Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who requested severe action against protestors who had blocked roads and highways in unprecedented demonstrations against the government's contentious attempt to alter the justice system.
Hundreds of protesters carrying Israeli flags marched through "Tel Aviv" shortly after Eshed's declaration. Some set fires, stopped a major highway, and clashed with occupation police on horseback.
During a televised statement, Eshed stated that he was unable to meet the expectations of what he referred to as "the ministerial echelon," which he claimed had broken all regulations and openly interfered with professional decision-making.
Eshed said "I could have easily met these expectations by using unreasonable force that would have filled up the emergency room of Ichilov (Tel Aviv hospital) at the end of every protest," adding that "For the first time in three decades of service, I encountered an absurd reality in which ensuring calm and order was not what was required of me but precisely the opposite."
What's happening in the Zionist entity?
This week's protests mark the 26th week in a row of demonstrations against the occupation government's proposed judicial reform.
The students' protest stated: "Without reasonable cause, Israel is a country of corrupt appointments, where every minister is an emperor, where improbability is celebrated. The government has revealed its true face - and we have four weeks to stop it. We will not grow into a dictatorship. Resist!"
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 government in which demonstrators express their opposition to the judicial reforms it plans to enact.
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.