Israeli Occupation president says judicial reform must stop 'immediately'

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Published: 2023-03-27 09:27

Last Updated: 2024-06-12 09:48


Israeli Occupation president says judicial reform must stop 'immediately'
Israeli Occupation president says judicial reform must stop 'immediately'

Israeli Occupation President Isaac Herzog on Monday called for an immediate halt to the government's controversial judicial reform, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his defense minister for similar demands.

Herzog made the call on Twitter following large demonstrations in Tel Aviv overnight.

Earlier Sunday, Israeli Occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Yoav Galant a day after he broke ranks, citing security concerns in calling for a pause to the government's controversial judicial reforms.

On a day when 200,000 people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the reforms, Galant -- who had been a staunch Netanyahu ally -- on Saturday said "we must stop the legislative process" for a month because of its divisiveness.

The plan to hand more control to politicians and diminish the role of the Supreme Court has regularly ignited protests and been questioned by Israeli Occupation's top allies, including the United States, which expressed concern Sunday.