Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a delay to the judicial reform plans amid continued protests throughout the country.
Human rights groups and critics say the move will create "a private, armed militia" that would be directly under the "control" of the ultra-nationalist leader.
The Israeli prime minister says he had postponed the final reading of the judiciary overhaul bill "out of national responsibility."
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary is facing mounting opposition as tens of thousands of people burst into the streets around the country in a spontaneous show of anger over planned reforms.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to fire Yoav Gallant, a day after he urged the Israeli leader to pause the government's controversial judicial overhaul plan.
Gallant had spoken out on Saturday against Netanyahu's highly-disputed plan to overhaul Israel's judicial system, becoming the first member of the right-wing government to break ranks over the plan.
GCC urges Washington DC "to assume its responsibilities in responding to all measures and statements that target the Palestinian people".
Massive protests continue to take place in Tel Aviv on Saturday as Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called for halting government plans for judicial overhaul.
Palestine slams Israeli decision as a "betrayal" of PM Netanyahu's recent pledges to halt all illegal settlement activities during recent meetings in Jordan and Egypt.
Israeli divisions over coalition government's judicial reform plan widen as tens of thousands protest while right-wing PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to restore unity.
Israel's parliament ratifies law limiting the circumstances in which a prime minister can be removed, a move critics say is meant to shield the incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu from any fallout from his corruption trials.
Israeli military acknowledges it made a "mistake" in launching secretive influence campaign in an abortive attempt to improve Israeli public's view of army's performance in the war.
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