Tens of thousands of people protested in Tel Aviv Saturday night against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government's proposed changes to the Israeli judicial system.

Iran PressMiddle East: On 29 December, Benjamin Netanyahu's new cabinet officially assumed power. The presence of extremist and racist elements in this cabinet has caused various Israeli figures to warn about the consequences of such a cabinet and declare that Israel is moving towards collapse with Netanyahu leadership.

Despite pouring rain over the city, police estimated that more than 80,000 people flooded central Tel Aviv’s HaBima square and surrounding streets, according to Israeli regime media, while others took to the streets in Jerusalem for parallel protests.

Esther Hayut, the president of Israel’s Supreme Court, on Thursday attacked the proposed changes as “an unbridled attack on the legal system” and said they were “designed to force a fatal blow on the independence of the judicial system.”

The proposed reforms, announced last week by Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin, would seek to reform Supreme Court nominations via a review committee, and enable parliament to overturn Supreme Court rulings.

Earlier, Yair Golan, a representative of the left-wing Meretz party, called on Israeli people to close streets, shops and hold demonstrations throughout the day and week to overthrow Netanyahu's government.

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