Every war cabinet minister accepts hostage families’ request for meeting except Netanyahu and Dermer

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, at the president's guest house, in Washington, DC, February 14, 2017. (Avi Ohayon/ GPO/ File)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, at the president's guest house, in Washington, DC, February 14, 2017. (Avi Ohayon/ GPO/ File)

The Hostage Families Forum issued an urgent request to meet with the members of the war cabinet ahead of tonight’s meeting to discuss efforts to revive the hostage talks.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of the families’ release of footage showing the abduction of five female soldiers by Hamas-led terrorists on October 7.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Minister Benny Gantz, and observers Aryeh Deri and Gadi Eisenkot all agreed to the hostage families’ request for a meeting.

Only Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer refused, Hebrew media reports.

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