The Israel Police has announced the traffic arrangements and road closures that will be implemented in Jerusalem following the massive right-wing demonstration scheduled to take place today (Thursday) in front of the courthouse.
The police noted that the changes in the traffic regulations for vehicles and street closures are expected to begin at approximately 16:00.
The blocked streets
- Eliezer Kaplan Street and Zosman Street will be blocked in the section between Derech Rupin (Clock Square) and Rabin Boulevard.
- Rabin Street will be blocked in the section between Lorch Street and Rothschild Street.
- HaNasi HaShishi Street will be blocked in the section between Sha'arei Mishpat Junction and Rabin Boulevard.
- Rothschild Street will be blocked in the section between Yitzhak Rabin Boulevard and the Knesset.
- Gaza Street will be blocked in the section between HaZaz Street and Metudela Street.
The police noted that as a result of the protests, it is possible that additional streets will be blocked, and traffic congestion may also occur in nearby streets.
The Israel Police added and stated: "Officers deployed at roadblocks and in their respective areas will do their utmost to ensure the preservation of the normal way of life for the general public. The driving public is kindly requested to heed the instructions of the officers at the roadblocks and to preselect alternative routes."
The giant rally of the right: a few days before the High Court hearing
These traffic arrangements are a result of the right-wing protest that was planned to take place a few days before the discussions in the Supreme Court regarding the petition against the amendment to the Basic Law: the Judiciary and the cancellation of the reduction of the Clause of Reasonability. The protest is expected to include speeches by ministers, members of Knesset, professors, other academics, and other public figures who will argue before the Supreme Court that they are not allowed to disqualify a Basic Law.
As mentioned, the rally will take place in front of the Supreme Court in Jerusalem starting from 18:00, led by the TKUMA 2023 movement and in cooperation with several organizations, including If You Will, Sovereignty, My Israel, Ad Kan, Torat Lechima, Chotam, The Voiceof Israel, and others.