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Thousands rally for fifth week against Israeli govt reform plan

Protests have become a weekly fixture on Saturday evenings since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government took office in December
— Tel Aviv (AFP)

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in central Tel Aviv Saturday for the fifth consecutive week against controversial legal reforms touted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing government.

Crowds carrying blue and white Israeli flags braved the rain, swarming the city's central Kaplan Street, with signs labelling the new government a "threat to world peace".

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