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Live blog update| Israeli judicial crisis

Pro and anti-government protestors clash in Tel Aviv

Pro and anti-government groups clashed in Tel Aviv on Monday night, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he was delaying his government’s contentious judicial overhaul.

Police prevented thousands of protestors from making their way to Tel Aviv’s main highway from Azraeli junction, a key protest hub.

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Israeli protestors and riot police in Tel Aviv on Mach 27, 2023 (MEE/Orem Ziv)

A few hundred right-wing protesters gathered at the junction to show support for Netanyahu carrying signs that said “lefties are traitors.”

Civil unrest surged in Israel on Monday as tensions over the overhaul of the country’s judiciary grew. Netanyahu said he was delaying the process because there “must not be a civil war” in Israel.