Israelis, who hold mass demonstrations every Saturday evening against the judicial regulation of the extreme right-wing coalition government led by Netanyahu, went down to the squares in the 22nd week of the protests.
Tens of thousands of Israelis staged protests across the country, especially in Tel Aviv.
In the news on the website of Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper, it was reported that the Israeli police intervened in the protests in the cities of Caesarea and Hadera.
While it was stated that the police forces were trying to suppress the protests, there was no statement from the official authorities on the subject.
Postponed 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.
On March 27, Netanyahu announced that he was postponing the judicial arrangement, which has led to growing mass protests and strikes across the country.
The Israeli government passed the 2023-2024 budget through the Parliament on May 24. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that the government will “continue” with the controversial judicial regulation after the budget session in the Parliament is completed.
In the budget prepared by the Israeli government, the demand of the Ultra-Orthodox parties to provide state aid to their bases and to provide an additional budget for Torah education led to discussion.
More than $1 billion was given to illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank for infrastructure and other services in the government’s budget, which includes far-right parties that support Jewish settlers.