Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. AP
Netanyahu has so far refused to take responsibility for the Oct. 7 Hamas operation. He says officials, including himself, will have to give answers to the public, but only after the war.
Israel has carried out weeks of airstrikes and launched a ground offensive in Gaza, with Palestinian health officials saying over 9, 572, and over 26,000 individuals were wounded in the Israeli war on Gaza.
During Saturday night’s protest, demonstrators called on Netanyahu to step down and called for the return of the captives. They also held a moment of silence for victims of the Oct. 7 Hamas operation and those in captivity.
“Where were you in Kfar Azza,” chanted the protesters, referring to one of the Israeli border communities that was overrun by Hamas.
“I came here to rescue the country,” said Nava Hefetz, a rabbi and human rights activist, who attended the protest.