Around 2,000 people marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday in a weekly protest against government judicial reform, that took place despite a ban imposed for security reasons. The protesters distanced themselves from Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip this week, claiming it was a deliberate distraction.
Protestors took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday for their weekly march against government judicial reform plans.
Around 2,000 people ignored a government ban on street demonstrations over security concerns.
The marchers claimed a week of intense bombardments in Gaza was meant “to distract us all” from the actions of the far right government of Benjamin Netanyahu, sometimes known by the nickname Bibi.
“Acts done in Gaza are there in order to distract all of us from Bibi’s trial, from the dictatorship regulations and laws that they are planning to pass, and this has nothing to do with the problems with the Arabs in Israel, nothing to do at all,” said one of the marchers, Paula Keusch.
Anti-government protesters in Israel defy ban on street demonstrations over security fears | EuronewsAnti-government protesters in Israel defy ban on street demonstrations over security fears | Euronews