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    Heads of several municipalities in Israel announce a hunger strike to protest against judicial reform

    Mayors and heads of regional and local councils will stage the protest in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem.

    Amid massive protests in Israel against judicial reform, the mayors of kfar saba and Herzliyathe heads of the regional councils of Upper Galilee and Shaar Hanegevand the head of the local council of zichron yaakovannounced a hunger strike on Monday, reports The Times of Israel.

    Municipal leaders are expected to hold the protest in front of the prime minister’s officeBenjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem.

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    Mayors and heads of regional and local councils joined the ranks of Israeli politicians opposed to judicial reform proposed by the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and which is intended to severely limit the powers of the Supreme Court and change the system of election of judges.

    • This Sunday Netanyahu dismissed the Defense Minister Yoav Gallantfor his opposition to the judicial reform, and declared that he had lost his confidence after he “acted behind the government’s back.”
    • After the dismissal of the defense minister, Israel’s Consul General in New York, Asaf Zamir, voluntarily resigned this Sunday, stating that he can no longer represent the Netanyahu government. Zamir, like Gallant, criticized the judicial reform, which in his opinion “undermines the very foundations of the democratic system.”
    • Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Israel for the twelfth week in a attempt to prevent the approval of the controversial judicial reform. Dozens of people were arrested as a result of the protests.
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    Source: RT

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