Anti-Netanyahu protesters take to streets for 34th week

Anti-Netanyahu protesters take to streets for 34th week

TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – Thousands of protesters took to the streets against the Israeli regime's cabinet for the 34th consecutive week.

Tens of thousands have attended mass rallies across the occupied territories for the 34th consecutive week in protest at the hard-right Israeli regime cabinet's policies, including its so-called judicial overhaul plan.

The protesters packed the streets of the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Saturday, with Zionist media estimating the turnout to stand at around 100,000.

Another protester said the far-right cabinet's "drastic acts" will finally destroy the Israeli regime.

Demonstrators also hit the streets in other cities, including the holy occupied city of al-Quds, where thousands rallied outside the head of the Israeli regime Isaac Herzog’s residence, and the city of Beersheba in the central part of the occupied territories.

The far-right cabinet's overhaul scheme, which some denounce as a "judicial coup," seeks to dispossess the Supreme Court of the power to overrule politicians' decisions. It also seeks to give the regime's politicians more say in the process of appointing judges to the court.

Proponents say the plan helps redistribute the balance of power between the politicians and the judiciary. Opponents, however, accuse Netanyahu of trying his hand at a power grab. They say the prime minister, who is on trial on several counts of corruption charges, is also attempting to use the scheme to quash possible judgments against him.

The protests have gained momentum since the end of July, when the Knesset passed the first bill of the overhaul plan, which restricted the Supreme Court's ability to declare the cabinet's decisions "unreasonable."

Reacting to the plan, more than 10,000 Zionist reserve troops, including members of the intelligence unit 8200 and air force pilots, have said they would no longer show up for duty on a voluntary basis. The decision has prompted the Zionist top brass to warn about changes to the regime's "war-readiness."

Earlier in August, Israeli regime's Supreme Court began hearing the first in a series of appeals that are aimed at striking down the bill that has been approved by the Knesset.


Source: Mehr News