Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak called on the Israeli settlers on Saturday, January 14, to become involved in street battles to oust the Prime Minister of the new extremist Israeli government , Benjamin Netanyahu.
He added: “Therefore, it is the duty of every citizen to join the fight for the sake of the country, its security and its safety, as well as for the sake of the values of the Declaration of Independence, for the sake of equality, for the sake of human fraternity, dignity, rights and freedom.”
In an article published by Yedioth Ahronoth, he stated that the “Struggle will be resolved through demonstrations in the streets, squares, workplaces and the spaces of high education as millions are slated to take to the streets. This wicked government will collapse.”
In another article published by the same newspaper the next day, Barak warned: “I will start from the end. The fight has started. This is a real warning.”
He added: “This is an imminent danger for the collapse of Israel’s democracy. Bad things happen when good citizens stay silent. Every good citizen looking for life in this community must ask themselves: Where am I standing amidst this struggle?”
Barak continued: “For many among us, this battle will be the most important thing we would have carried out in our life. It will be difficult.”
Barak concluded: “It has been said before: democracy must know how to defend itself from within against those who use its rule and freedoms to destroy it. This is exactly what is happening to us. We must recognise it. It is a coup.”
Over 100,000 Israeli settlers demonstrated against Netanyahu government
In a related context, more than 100,000 Israeli settlers demonstrated against the Netanyahu government in Habima Square in Tel Aviv, and the “Israeli police” began blocking the roads.
Many protesters raised the Palestinian flag during the Israeli demonstrations as Israeli media documented.
Later, the Israeli occupation police confiscated the Palestinian flags raised during the demonstrations against Netanyahu’s government.