At Tel Aviv rally, Netanyahu slammed for ignoring families of dead hostages but meeting rescuees

An aerial view of an anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, June 8, 2024. (Amir Goldstein)
An aerial view of an anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, June 8, 2024. (Amir Goldstein)

Speakers at an anti-government rally in Tel Aviv speak out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the government’s conduct.

Several pro-government demonstrators get into the crowd, shouting with pro-government signs, but are rebuffed and shoved away by anti-government demonstrators.

Former IDF intel chief Amos Malka calls today’s rescue mission that saved four hostages “an incredible operational success in a sea of strategic failures,” adding that today’s operation was more complex than Operation Entebbe, which released over 100 Israeli hostages in Uganda in 1976.

He also criticizes Netanyahu for rushing to meet and be photographed with released hostages and their families after not having contacted the families of hostages who were killed in captivity.

“We’re losing everything, crops are being burnt, tourism is collapsing, the small businesses that are still operating are collapsing, and worst of all, our communities are collapsing,” said Reut Forstner Avraham, an activist and resident of Israel’s bombarded north.

As the demonstration ends, protesters walk to Begin Road to join the hostage families’ protest.

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