Tens of thousands rally against Netanyahu in "Tel Aviv": Israeli Media
Thousands of settlers demonstrate against Benjamin Netanyahu's government in a joint rally in "Tel Aviv", Haifa, and other occupied Palestinian cities.
Israeli media said Saturday evening that despite the security incidents and tensions, "tens of thousands of people are participating in a joint and simultaneous demonstration in Tel Aviv and Haifa, against policies approved by the Netanyahu government."
The Israeli media stated that "tens of thousands are now demonstrating in Tel Aviv and Haifa against the judicial amendments that the Netanyahu government intends to implement."
In turn, Al Mayadeen correspondent in occupied Palestine indicated that "the Israeli opposition is clinging to its position by organizing demonstrations against the Netanyahu government this evening, despite Al-Quds operations."
Demonstrations began with a crowd of about 60,000 demonstrators in "Tel Aviv" and about 20,000 in other cities.
Israelis demonstrate against Netanyahu for the fourth consecutive Saturday
This is the fourth Saturday in a row the "Israeli opposition" organizes massive demonstrations against Netanyahu, in rejection of his new government and its so-called "judicial reform" plan.
Approximately 100,000 Israeli settlers gathered last week for a demonstration against the government on "Kaplan" Street in "Tel Aviv".
The demonstrators chanted, "Come on, Deri, go," in reference to the appointment of Aryeh Deri as health and interior minister just months after he was fined and forced to relinquish his seat at the Knesset.
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Netanyahu was forced to remove Deri from office following an Israeli occupation Supreme Court ruling against his appointment. The court stated that Deri cannot serve as minister due to a recent tax evasion conviction and a plea bargain forcing him to resign from political life last year, ruling that Netanyahu "must remove Deri from his position."
The plans adopted by the Netanyahu government to limit the powers of judges have sparked fierce opposition from groups, including lawyers, and raised concerns among business leaders, widening deep political divisions in Israeli society.
The protests came today to exacerbate the internal pressure on the Netanyahu government after two operations in occupied Al-Quds killed seven Israeli settlers on Friday and Saturday.