In the video: After the dismissal of Minister Galant, crowds protest outside the Prime Minister's house (Photo: Roni Kanfo)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding a consultation in his office tonight (Monday) following the expansion of the protest against the legal revolution after the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant.
Likud officials say that the possibility of stopping the legislation is being considered.
At the same time, the vote that was supposed to be held tonight in the Constitution Committee on changing the composition of the Committee for the Selection of Judges was canceled at the last minute.
Tens of thousands of people are demonstrating at this time against the legal revolution in dozens of centers across the country.
The protests broke out about an hour after Netanyahu fired Gallant, who last night called for the legislation to be stopped.
Among the main centers of demonstrations are Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, Haifa and Jerusalem.
While crowds blocked the Ayalon lanes in both directions, another large demonstration began on Gaza Street in Jerusalem outside the Prime Minister's residence.
Thousands arrived shortly after the announcement of Gallant's firing and clashes began to develop between protesters and police after fences were breached.
The police forces used mace and cavalry to disperse the protesters and at least 15 people were arrested.
Last night, Netanyahu removed Gallant from his post.
The move was made after Gallant called last night to stop the legislation as part of the legal revolution.
After learning of his dismissal, Gallant tweeted: "The security of the State of Israel has always been and will always remain my life's mission."
According to Likud sources, Netanyahu summoned Gallant to his office and told him that he had lost trust in him after he acted against the government and against the coalition while he was on a diplomatic visit abroad over the weekend. Minister Gallant did not coordinate his words with the Prime Minister in advance, thereby sabotaging efforts to reach a solution .
Those around the Prime Minister claim that the main reason for the move is "a weak and weak response on the part of Gallant against the refusals in the IDF, something that has no place".
After the announcement of the dismissals, Netanyahu tweeted: "We must all stand strong against refusals."
It was also reported by Likud officials that Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Prime Minister Yair Netanyahu's son were the ones who pressured Netanyahu to fire Galant, and convinced him that he was undermining him and that he should show strength.
There were those around Netanyahu who recommended not to fire him, but Yair and Yariv pressed from the first moment and in the end they decided.
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