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For the seventeenth week, tens of thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu government

Protests against the Netanyahu government and the plan to weaken the judiciary were renewed in Tel Aviv and dozens of major towns and junctions in the country, for the seventeenth week in a row.

The organizers of the protests announced the escalation of their protest steps against the plan to weaken the judiciary aimed at undermining the powers of the Supreme Court, and that next Thursday will be a “day of paralysis” in the country. The ‘attack’ junction to Eilat, and on this day we will deliver a message to the Haredi leadership that everything is over.”

According to Israeli estimates, the number of demonstrators in Tel Aviv reached about 200,000, in addition to 30,000 in Haifa, 18,000 in Kfar Saba, and 16,000 in Netanya.

The central demonstration was organized as usual on “Kaplan” Street in Tel Aviv, while thousands demonstrated in Haifa, the “Karkur” junction, Nahariya, Kfar Saba, Rehovot, Jerusalem, Herzliya, Ra’anana and others.

And the Prime Minister of Spain, Fernando Sanchez, expressed, through a video speech that was broadcast during the Tel Aviv demonstration, his support for the Israeli protests against the weakening of the judiciary, saying, “We have always fought for freedom, equality, justice and democracy, and these are values that we cannot take for granted, and we must strengthen and protect it daily.

“As such, we are now, as always, in solidarity with the Israelis, and you will always find us at your side in the protests for democracy,” he added.

During his participation in the Kfar Saba demonstration, the head of the Israeli opposition, Yair Lapid, attacked the Minister of Justice, Yarliv Levin, saying that “the person who declared war on the Supreme Court cannot and will not be the one who appoints the next president of the Supreme Court,” considering that he “has lost credibility.” Supreme Court justices.

The police arrested two demonstrators during the demonstration on Street 65 (Karkur junction), on the grounds that the junction was closed to traffic.

The Israeli police closed many streets in the country, coinciding with the demonstrations, and recorded traffic jams in several streets.

Today’s protests come after a demonstration organized in Jerusalem, Thursday, with the participation of about 200,000 supporters of the Israeli right, in support of the Netanyahu government’s plan to weaken the judiciary, with the participation of ministers and Knesset members from the government coalition parties.

The demonstration was organized in front of the Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, where demonstrators trampled on the pictures of the President of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, and the judicial advisor to the Israeli government, Gali Bharav-Mayara, and senior officials in the judiciary, and raised slogans in support of the government.

The demonstrators called on the government to pass legislation on the “judicial reform” plan during the summer session of the Knesset, which begins this week.

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