Families of hostages plan to camp outside Kirya base in Tel Aviv

Cnaan Lidor is The Times of Israel's Jewish World reporter

Families of Israelis being held hostage plan to camp out opposite an entrance to the Kirya military base, a spokesman for the Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum says during the weekly solidarity rally for those held hostage in Gaza.

“We want to remind the cabinet that we are not against them, we are with them. But they need to be with us too,” says a spokesman for the forum, which represents families that support another deal with Hamas for the release of hostages. A weeklong truce deal at the end of November saw the release of 105 hostages.

The announcement comes as war cabinet ministers Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot are slated to meet with the families, who have complained that decision-makers are not accessible enough.

The weekly rally at Tel Aviv’s so-called Hostages Square, which thousands are attending, begins with a moment of silence for the three hostages mistakenly killed by Israeli troops in Gaza yesterday and for Inbar Heiman, whose killing in Hamas captivity was confirmed earlier this evening after she was presumed to have been abducted to Gaza on October 7.

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