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Spokesman: Netanyahu’s effort to boost his power revealed fault lines in Zionist society

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani (file photo)

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has reacted to the ongoing political crisis in Israel, saying the crisis is consuming the occupying regime like a wildfire.

Nasser Kan'ani made the remark in a Monday tweet after tens of thousands of Israelis poured into the streets across the occupied territories for the third consecutive day this week in protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms.

Monday protests came after Netanyahu fired the regime's minister for military affairs, Yoav Gallant, over his criticism of the controversial plan.

Netanyahu’s proposed reforms seek to rob the Israeli Supreme Court of the power to overrule decisions made by the regime's new extremist cabinet and the Knesset.

The changes will also enable lawmakers to override the court's rulings with a simple majority, while giving them a bigger say in the selection committee that appoints the judges.

Mass protests have gripped the apartheid regime since it announced the plan in January. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have faced off against police in the streets for the past 12 weeks.

“Fire rages on in the house of occupying arsonists,” Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said in his tweet.

Kan'ani added, “The attempt by the criminal prime minister of the Israeli regime to boost his own power and survive has once again revealed internal fault lines in the Zionist society by stoking the most unprecedented street protests and clashes.”

He also took Israel’s Western allies, especially the United States and the UK, to task for their continued support for the Zionist regime.

“It is ridiculous that the United States and Europe, especially Britain, continue to support a fake entity, which is based on occupation and apartheid, and use democracy as justification” for their support, he concluded.

Later on Monday, and under the mounting pressure from weeks-long protest, which at times got violent, Netanyahu finally accepted to delay his infamous judicial reforms plan.

A statement by the far-right Jewish Power party said the Israeli prime minister will delay the process for discussions on the controversial planned reforms until next month.

The statement added that the legislation would be pushed to the next session of the Knesset in order to "pass the reforms through dialogue."

The Knesset will go on recess next week for the Jewish Passover holiday.

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