Tens of thousands protest against judicial reform in Israel

Tel Aviv, Aug 13 (UNI) Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday for the 32nd week of protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reform.

The organizers said dozens of rallies were underway across the country, even as Netanyahu promised to scale back the controversial judicial overhaul.

The neighborhood in Tel Aviv that houses government buildings was again off-limits to traffic. The Jerusalem Post reported that three Palestinians were detained for allegedly entering Israel illegally.

Protesters threatened to paralyze the national economy if the right-wing government pressed on with its contentious plan to limit the ability of judges to overturn government decisions that they deem unreasonable.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid joined the Saturday demonstration to demand that Netanyahu’s government obey the law, according to his social media posting, which showed him walking with the crowd along Kaplan Street.

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