“This government is illegitimate,” said a protester
First protests in Israel against Benjamin Nehanyahu’s government since the start of the war in the Gaza Strip. Late last night in Jerusalem tens of thousands took to the streets chanting “jail now”. The protesters said they had seen no effort by the authorities to free the hostages held by Hamas. Nearly 300 people managed to break through the police barricades and tried to break into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence. There were also clashes with law enforcement, and mounted police guarded the buildings of the institutions in Jerusalem.
Israel announced a 4-hour “window” for evacuation from southern Gaza
“I’m here because this whole government is illegitimate. They make decisions that affect my children’s lives, our daughters’ lives, while their daughters are free from military service. Their daughters are released from the army, and ours have to fight and give their lives for the country. It is the authorities who decide to send them into battle while their daughters are alive and well at home,” said protester Offa Leibovitz.
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