A group of former members of the IDF’s elite Sayeret Matkal unit are planning a three-day protest march to Jerusalem against the government’s planned judicial overhaul, Channel 12 reports.
The former commandos have issued a call to comrades and members of other elite units to join the protest that will see them walk from the Sayeret Matkal base to Jerusalem.
The message sent out calls it “the most important march of our lives,” and says they now have to fight for “Israel’s democracy.”
The protest follows similar ones by Israel’s lawyers, students and economists and mass public demonstrations against the plans, which critics say will dramatically defang Israel’s judiciary and undermine democracy.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a member of Sayeret Matkal during his military service.