According to Israeli media reports, around 2,500 protesters filled Haifa, blocking the movement, and two thousand people gathered in Beersheba. According to a police statement in Tel Aviv, people burned tires, placed barriers, stones and road blocks at the junction of Kaplan and Highway 20. Dozens of fires were ignited in the middle of the road along the highway. Ayalon, Ynet reported.
Meanwhile, Band of Brothers reservists gathered outside the home of National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir in Kiryat Arba. Protesters displayed giant banners reading “Stop! In front of the border, entry into the dictatorship” and “It’s too big for you” with a photo of Ben Gvir in a military boot, the Jerusalem Post reports. Two people were arrested after police say they tried to break into Ben Gvir’s home.
Protesters also gathered outside the home of Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Avi Dichter, Tourism Minister Chaim Katz, Diaspora and Anti-Semitism Minister Amichai Chikli and ruling Likud Knesset member Danny Danon. , demanding the cessation of the controversial judicial reform. Dozens of people also flocked to the home of Economy Minister Nir Barkat in Jerusalem, one of whom was arrested after police declared the protest illegal, N12 reported. “The prime minister and Nir Barkat prefer to ignore the warnings of the security system and economists,” protest organizers said. Eitan Ben-Eliahu, a former commander of the Israeli air force, told the Times of Israel that Netanyahu “declared a civil war.”
The mayors of Kfar Saba and Herzliya, the heads of the regional councils of the Upper Galilee and Shaar Hanegev, as well as the head of the local council of Zikhron Yaakov, are on hunger strike, Channel 12 reports. The report says that mayors and Public figures will strike outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.