Israel's largest Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv suspended flights on Monday due to a strike called by the Histadrut trade union to protest legal reform.
This is reported by CNN.
As the TV channel reports, the head of the All-Israel Confederation of Trade Unions ("Histadrut") Arnon Bar-David announced a "historic" general strike to "stop this judicial revolution and madness."
"Stop this trial before it's too late," he said, addressing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly.
Meanwhile, Israel's main Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv is reported to have announced the immediate suspension of all departing flights as part of the strike on Monday
Israel Airports Authority spokesman Ofer Lefler told CNN that flights would be suspended immediately. As for arriving planes, only those flights that are already in the sky will be allowed to land.
The airport expects about 70,000 passengers on Monday, half of whom will take off and half of whom will land, he said.
We will remind that on Saturday, protests in Israel flared up with new force after the news of the dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant, who called on the head of government to stop the judicial reform. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, which became the largest action in the country's history.
meanwhile, Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog called on the government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt judicial reform amid mass protests. He believes that the reform may threaten the country's security and economy.