Lapid calls to bring the hostages home now, says ‘we are not doing enough’

Sam Sokol is the Times of Israel's political correspondent. He was previously a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Telegraphic Agency and Haaretz. He is the author of "Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews"

Standing at the Knesset podium, Opposition Leader Yair Lapid declares that while the war’s twin goals of military victory and returning the hostages are equal in importance, they are not equal in urgency and that “we need to bring the hostages home now.”

“Sinwar can be killed next month as well,” he declares, to applause from the families of the hostages, adding that “we are not doing enough.”

“We need to do everything and we will do everything to bring them back, all of them,” he adds, calling for a hostage deal and criticizing members of the coalition for claiming that demands for an exchange “harmed the goals of the war.”

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