Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Far-right Israeli Protesters Attack Palestinians at Pro-Government Rallies

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Israeli demonstrators who back the contentious judicial reform of the government physically assaulted Palestinian pedestrians on Monday night as the countrywide demonstrations and strikes took place.

On that evening, the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he was putting off the much-disputed revamp of the nation’s courts, after 12 weeks of massive demonstrations.

Itamar Ben-Gvir, the National Security Minister from the far-right party, consented to the postponement in exchange for the formation of a “national guard” devoted to his ministry.

Over eighty thousand demonstrators against the government assembled in the vicinity of the Knesset in occupied Jerusalem in the afternoon, with right-wing, pro-government protesters arriving later.

Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, the right-wing Finance Minister, were a few of the government figures who urged right-wing factions to turn out in public.

A video posted on Monday evening from Jerusalem depicted a Palestinian taxi driver being encircled by Israeli right-wing protesters, who hurled objects, punches, and kicks at his car.

The driver tried to drive away to a gas station, however, he was pursued by the rioters who inflicted significant damage to his car, as reported by the Israeli police.

In another part of Jerusalem, a group of right-wingers obstructed a Palestinian driver’s route while shouting “May your village burn”, brandishing Israeli and Likud banners.

In a video posted online, a Palestinian teenager is rushed away from a group of right-wing demonstrators who had surrounded him.