Thousands of Israeli demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to rally against recently-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government.

Iran PressMiddle East: At least 10,000 protested in the northern city of Haifa, and at least 3,000 rallied outside the president's residence in the occupied Jerusalem al Quds. Another anti-government demonstration took place in the southern city of Beersheba, a stronghold of Netanyahu's Likud party. Demonstrations were seen elsewhere across the occupied territories as well.

The Zionist regime's new government, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, was sworn in before the Knesset on December 29.

On January 4, the Zionist regime's Justice Minister Yariv Levin rolled out a legal reform package that would limit the authority of the High Court of Justice and give the Cabinet control over the selection of new judges.

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

Data from the Israeli Democracy Index for 2022, which was collected in October, shows that only 18% of Israelis trust the Knesset.

The report showed a significant decline in trust in public institutions over the last decade, with only 33% of those polled expressing trust in those institutions, compared to 63% in 2012.