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Israel Protesters Demand New Elections During Wartime as Netanyahu Warns it Would Endanger Nation

Updated: April 1, 2024 at 6:15 am EST  See Comments

JERUSALEM, Israel – The main organization representing families of hostages formally joined protests for the largest anti-government rallies in Israel since the October 7th massacre.

They want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition out because it’s failed so far to free the hostages held by Hamas.

Others are the same protesters who have wanted Netanyahu out for the last 18 months, now attaching themselves to the hostages issue as a new way to oust the prime minister.

Protester Keren Saar declared, “This is a government that has failed us repeatedly from last year when they tried to pass the judicial overhaul.”

Labor Party Knesset member Gilad Kariv stated, “Six months after the massacre of October 7th, that in order to win, we need new leadership – in order to bring back the hostages, we need new leadership.”

Another group representing the hostage families issued a statement saying “A significant number of the abductees’ families are shocked by the political activity.”

Just before the prime minister underwent a successful hernia surgery Sunday night, he held a news conference.

“Anyone who says I’m not doing everything I can to bring back the hostages is wrong and is misleading,” Netanyahu said.

He also struck back at calls for new elections,

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