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Protest in opposition to Netanyahu authorities

People at a rally in Tel Aviv.  Photo: Maya Alleruzzo/AP/dpa

People at a rally in Tel Aviv. picture

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Uprising in opposition to Netanyahu: Protesters demand new elections and the discharge of the Hamas hostages. Former head of navy intelligence calls on the prime minister to resign.

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in opposition to the federal government of right-wing conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to media studies, demonstrators in Tel Aviv had been demanding an early election and the discharge of the hostages held by the Islamist Hamas. There had been additionally protests in different cities, together with Jerusalem and Haifa. According to police studies, riots broke out in Tel Aviv and, based on media studies, 16 folks had been arrested. In Jerusalem, a whole bunch of members in a protest reportedly broke by way of a barrier close to Netanyahu's official residence.

“Take her home!”

A former hostage mentioned to Netanyahu on the demonstration in Tel Aviv: “Bring her home!” The head of presidency should give the Israeli negotiating workforce a “broad mandate” in talks on an settlement to launch the hostages in return for a ceasefire within the Gaza struggle and a launch of Palestinian prisoners, demanded the lady, whose husband remains to be held within the Gaza Strip. “Don't come home without a deal, bring our loved ones back.”

A former navy intelligence chief, Amos Malka, referred to as on Netanyahu to resign, based on the ynet information website. “The government is sacrificing the hostages, isolating Israel and strengthening Hamas,” he mentioned at an illustration in Caesarea, the place Netanyahu has a non-public villa.

From Sunday, authorities opponents are planning large-scale rallies in Jerusalem that can final for a number of days. There, too, there must be requires the federal government to resign.