By late morning, at least 25 protesters had been detained or arrested, according to Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster. Lawmakers who are part of the governing coalition say that Israel cannot be a true democracy without giving elected lawmakers primacy over unelected judges. Palestinian officials have described the first two months of the year, in which more than 60 Palestinians were killed, mostly in gun battles with Israeli soldiers, as the deadliest for West Bank Palestinians since 2000. Armed groups in Gaza often respond with rocket fire to violence in the West Bank, and every few years these exchanges have led to a full-scale air war. The post Mass Protests Over Government’s Court Plans Sweep Israel appeared first on New York Times.