Hostage families set out on first leg of four-day march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to call for deal

Families of hostages set out on the first leg of a four-day march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to call for a hostage deal, July 10, 2024. Banner reads 'March to a deal.' (Yael Gadot/Pro-Democracy Protest Movement)
Families of hostages set out on the first leg of a four-day march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to call for a hostage deal, July 10, 2024. Banner reads 'March to a deal.' (Yael Gadot/Pro-Democracy Protest Movement)

Families of hostages have set out on the first leg of a four-day march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to call for a hostage deal after Einav Zangauker — whose son Matan is held hostage in Gaza — alleged earlier today that the police were refusing to approve the route.

Following Zangauker’s statement, the Israel Police said it was working to approve the route, and that Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai had spoken to her to explain the difficulties with ensuring the safety of the marchers walking on Route 1 — one of the country’s busiest routes.

The march organizers received permission late in the afternoon to proceed with the first leg of the route and are appealing for the remaining days to be approved, as well, Walla news reports.

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