According to a written statement from the Israeli police, a person drove his vehicle onto the protesters who blocked the highway in protest on the 531 highway in the north.
While 3 people were injured in the incident, Israeli police detained the driver of the vehicle. Police also released photos of the moment the suspect was caught.
Images were also shared on social media, where a vehicle was heading towards the demonstrators who blocked the highway.
Protests continue across the country after the Israeli parliament passed the controversial bill that would lift the Supreme Court’s control over the government.
Controversial judicial regulation
The “judicial reform” announced by Israeli Minister of Justice Yariv Levin on January 5 includes changes such as limiting the powers of the Supreme Court and the power to have a say in judicial appointments.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on March 27 that he postponed the judicial regulation, which led to increasing mass protests and strikes across the country, but announced that they would bring the judicial regulation back to the agenda after the 2023-2024 budget was passed by the Parliament at the end of May.
The government had recently pushed the button again for judicial regulation after negotiations with the opposition stalled.
Within the scope of the controversial judicial regulation, the draft law that will remove the Supreme Court’s control over the government was accepted in the Parliament today.