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MK Calls for "Civil Disobedience in Israel to Protect Judicial System"

Wed 08 Feb 2023 | 10:43 AM
Ahmed Moamar

The protest campaign escalated against the project of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to bring about a coup in the judiciary.

Officers of the combat units in the Israeli reserve army joined the campaign with a demonstration march on Wednesday.

But the government continues to enact the laws it wants and rejects "compromises" and initiatives to make change by consensus.

The Jewish representative in the Arab Parliamentary Bloc (the Front and the Change), Ofer Kasif, came out with a call for civil disobedience from the Knesset platform.

His call came as a response to bills restricting the judiciary, during a session that began on Monday evening and continued until dawn on Tuesday.

The interim Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Nissim Fatori, of the Likud party, ordered the removal of MK Ofer Kasif from the Knesset platform by force.

In response, Kasif said: "Israeli fascism is already here, and it is no wonder that those who are pushing and hastening an authoritarian coup and dictatorship under the pretext of so-called judicial reform do not know the basics of Knesset law."