Protesting judicial activism
Protesting judicial activism Eytan Meir

Hundreds of activists demonstrated Saturday night outside the home of Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut following the court's decision to temporarily suspend the deportation of thousands of job-seeking infiltrators.

Activists from the South Tel Aviv Liberation Front and the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu called on the court to stop their "judicial dictatorship" on behalf of the illegal infiltrators.

Last week, the Supreme Court instructed the government to halt their planned deportation of thousands of illegal infiltrators - after the court already upheld the legality of government's plan.

Activists chanted slogans including "The Knesset legislates, the Supreme Court erases," and "The people demand justice for the residents of south Tel-Aviv."

Sheffi Paz, leader of the South Tel-Aviv Liberation Front, said: "For ten years, the Supreme Court has been torpedoing any attempt to deal with the illegal infiltrator issue. For ten years, the Supreme Court has been treating us like dirt in favor of the illegal infiltrators."

"The time has come to say 'enough' to the Supreme Court, which is continuously acting against the residents of South Tel-Aviv on behalf of the illegal infiltrators."

Matan Peleg, CEO of Im Tirtzu said: "Once again we are seeing how the Supreme Court of Justice is placing itself above the democratically elected representatives and is acting like a council of sages ensuring that everyone obeys its will, just like in Iran."

"This is a situation that is unacceptable for any democratic country. It is time to end this radical judicial activism of the Supreme Court," added Peleg.