Relatives of people taken hostage by Hamas hold photographs of their loved ones during a protest in Tel Aviv.Image Credit source: PTI
People of the Jewish community in Israel are protesting amid the air strike on Gaza. They are demanding the return of those who were taken hostage by Hamas in the October 7 attack. Hundreds of people gathered in Tel Aviv yesterday and protested in front of the Defense Ministry. The protesters demand that first the hostages should be brought back and then the Israeli army should fight the war. He also demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
TV9 is continuously doing live coverage from the war zone. Meanwhile, Tel Aviv protesters told in the conversation that first of all the attacks should be stopped and Israeli hostages should be brought back. Hamas has set a condition for the release of the hostages. More than 10 thousand Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails. Of these, five thousand people have been arrested in this latest war alone. Protesters in Tel Aviv said that the government should accept the condition if Hamas will release the Israelis by releasing Palestinian prisoners. All people should be released and given a chance to live a normal life.
Everyone should be released, the jail should be vacated
When TV9 asked on slogans like “Release all prisoners, release all” written on their posters, do you want to say that all the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails should be released and the Israeli hostages should be brought back? The Israeli protester said, “I believe that in order to free the Israeli hostages, we should release all Palestinian prisoners. We should empty all the jails.”
More than 200 hostages in Hamas captivity
There are a large number of prisoners in Israeli jails who have been imprisoned for decades. Hundreds of prisoners have been arrested by the police alone and are kept in jail. Neither any trial took place nor do the lawyers know anything about the prisoners concerned. The family members are not even aware of which prisons the Israeli government is keeping the prisoners in. Hamas had attacked the Israeli border areas and taken more than 200 people hostage. Among them, two Americans have also been released, but meanwhile Hamas has accused Israel of releasing those prisoners as propaganda of Hamas.