March 30 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Thousands of supporters of the judicial reform promoted by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have demonstrated this Thursday and have blocked the main access road to Tel Aviv in a massive protest that has been supported by the Minister of Justice, Yariv Levin, chief architect of the measure.
Several thousand right-wing protesters have blocked Ayalon’s central highway in both directions carrying pro-reform banners, Likud flags and setting off fireworks, the Haaretz daily reported.
The protests, organized by various right-wing organizations, including Im Tirtzu, have been attended by the Likud’s Communications Minister, Shlomo Karhi, as well as by the Minister of Diplomacy, Galit Distel Atbaryan. The head of the Justice portfolio has also been in favor, although he has not attended.
“Do not get carried away by provocations and refrain from violence,” Levin stressed, adding that “justice and truth are stronger than anything else,” as reported by The Times of Israel.
The Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, has also shared the call on his Twitter profile. The also leader of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party has agreed to postpone the judicial reform –through a tacit pact with Netanyahu– in exchange for the creation of a National Guard, a demand that had been on the table since the signing of the coalition agreement.