Israel wants us to be packed for the upcoming court packing for the Supreme Court.
According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the court will begin its court packing on April 2, with a public ceremony on April 3, during which the packed bodies will be placed in the National Stadium.
The military has decided to give a public appearance at the court in order to draw a crowd of onlookers, but it has not decided how to arrange the event.
The IDF has been making preparations for the packed court, including holding public lectures, a press conference and other activities in the public square.
According to IDF spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Gadi Eisenkot, “The court is a public venue, so we have to prepare for all possible scenarios, including public performances.
In order to avoid possible risks to the public, we are not organizing public events and we are also not considering holding any public lectures or public gatherings.”
But the IDF has already been holding public meetings in which it has explained how the packed body process will work, and has taken the opportunity to give people a chance to express their views.
A number of public gatherings have been held in which people have discussed the court’s packed bodies, and one participant even said that she wants to “make it clear that we want to pack the bodies ourselves.”
But even if the court doesn’t hold a public lecture, EisenkOT said, “We have to be careful.
It’s an obligation to carry out the court-packing procedure.
In the past, the IDF carried out court-packs in the streets, but in recent years we have moved towards packing bodies in the stadiums and in other public spaces.”
In recent years, the Israel military has carried out dozens of court-packings, often during demonstrations.
At a rally in 2014, Israeli soldiers who were protesting the demolition of the Ibrahimi Mosque in East Jerusalem carried out a court-packed protest in the city’s Old City.
The event was held on April 10, 2015, with Israeli President Shimon Peres presiding over the ceremony.
Israel is not the only country to carryout court-packing in the future, however.
South Africa and the United Kingdom both hold court-camps during the summer months to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of apartheid.
Israel also plans to host a court packing event in Jerusalem on March 3, 2019.
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