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Hostage families slam Netanyahu for insisting on ‘total victory’, call for his ouster

Israel agreed to a hostage deal that incorporated a 6-7 days pause in battling and the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, but Hamas demanded a long-lasting ceasefire.

By Vered Weiss, World Israel Information

At a press conference held on Saturday night at Kirya army headquarters in Tel Aviv, hostage family members voiced robust criticism of the authorities and some demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster.

On the 176th working day since Hamas took Israeli hostages from southern communities, sixteen relatives members collected to announce a new stage of amplified stress to safe a hostage offer, with some suggesting new elections to exchange Netanyahu.

The hottest hostage deal, like the one particular previous it, was stymied by an impasse among Hamas and Israel, with Israel agreeing to a offer to launch 40 Israeli captives in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners through a 6-7 days pause in battling and Hamas demanding almost nothing significantly less than a permanent ceasefire.

The hostage people laid the blame at the ft of Netanyahu and criticized his insistence on “total victory” and army force on Hamas to protected the launch of hostages.

The first speaker at the push meeting was daughter of 80-year-aged hostage Yoram Metzger, Ayala Metzger who mentioned, “The prime minister still left us no alternative. We all observed how Netanyahu continuously botched a offer for the return of the hostages.”

She ongoing, “We saw how his personalized political curiosity drives him time and time all over again in making selections and how his problem for coalition stability outweighs his distinct obligation to provide our beloved types house.”

“We have been explained to to sit continue to, we were told to journey the earth, but soon after six months, the hostages are still in Gaza! This is a total and deliberate failure!” she concluded.

Einav Tsengaoker, mother of hostage Matan Tzengaoker, also blamed Netanyahu for the failure to secure a hostage offer and declared, “We comprehended that you are the impediment that consciously and deliberately prevents a offer.”

She named for new elections, saying, “We are forced to do all the things in our ability to eliminate the obstacle, which is you, and we are forced to start off a new period in our wrestle. From now on, we will perform to swap you.”

In addition to the press meeting, protests transpired in several spots of the country on Saturday night time and incorporated setting fires and obstructing streets.

Even though the push conference took position in Kirya, other hostage family members members and other demonstrators gathered in Dizengoff avenue in Tel Aviv and lit a bonfire on Get started Road which was extinguished by the law enforcement ahead of it was once once again established ablaze.

Demonstrators blocked Ayalon Highway as well as the Sha’ar Hanegev Junction near the southern town of Sderot, and Yitzhak Rager road in Beersheva.

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