April, 2
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Israelis protest legal overhaul programs for 11th week



TEL AVIV, Israel — Israelis on Saturday took to the streets in protests, now in their 11th week, against plans by Benjamin Netanyahu’s tricky-line federal government to overhaul the country’s legal process.

The protesters say the proposed changes undermine the country’s democracy by restricting the electricity of the Supreme Courtroom. Netanyahu and his allies say the prepare is necessary to suppress what they claim are too much powers of unelected judges.

The major protest in the central metropolis of Tel Aviv drew tens of 1000’s of men and women who waved Israeli flags and traffic indicator banners that study “Dead Conclude!” and “Risk Ahead!” Scaled-down protests have been reported in other parts of the region.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu quickly rejected a compromise proposal by Israeli President Isaac Herzog to solve the standoff, deepening the disaster over a application that has roiled the region and drawn international criticism.

Israeli law enforcement deployed a drinking water cannon to disperse protesters collected at a primary junction in Karkur, a town in northern Israel.

A movie received by The Affiliated Press confirmed the water canon spraying at protesters as they chanted “Democracy,” in Hebrew. It was not quickly apparent if any individual was injured.

Netanyahu and his ultranationalist and spiritual coalition allies have pledged to plow ahead with the lawful modifications in spite of the demonstrations. Company leaders, lawful authorities and retired armed forces leaders have joined the protests, and Israeli reservists have threatened to stop reporting for duty if the overhaul passes.

In the hottest action of the overhaul designs, the Israeli parliament on Monday superior a bill that would make it more difficult to oust Netanyahu about the corruption prices in opposition to him, as it plowed ahead with the broader approach to overhaul the judiciary.