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Israelis protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to overhaul the judicial system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 11, 2023
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Video. WATCH: Israel gripped by protests over judicial reform plans

Protesters in Israel blocked highways and staged demonstrations at the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday in a further show of resistance to the government's judicial overhaul package which critics say poses a threat to democracy.

Protesters in Israel blocked highways and staged demonstrations at the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday in a further show of resistance to the government's judicial overhaul package which critics say poses a threat to democracy.

Dozens were arrested, said police, who used water cannon and deployed mounted officers to disperse demonstrators in Tel Aviv.

The plan was announced in January by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, subsequently splitting the nation and sparking one of the country's biggest-ever protest movements, with weekly demonstrations often by tens of thousands of people.

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