Judicial Reform Passes Knesset Amid Protests

Protesters demonstrated in Jerusalem as the Knesset voted to pass controversial judicial reforms on Monday, July 24.

The bill would prevent Israeli courts from reviewing the “reasonableness” of government and ministerial decisions. The vote had begun Sunday morning and lasted 30 hours by the time of the third and final vote.

The entire 56-member opposition boycotted the vote in protest, the Times of Israel reported. Opposition Leader Yair Lapid said they would petition as soon as possible, saying to press after the vote passed, "We tried and it is impossible to reach agreements with this government.

According to reports, an anti-government demonstration was scheduled for 6 pm Monday in light of the vote.

This footage was taken by Itai Shahar. Credit: Itai Shahar via Storyful