Lapid urges police action after hostage families, relatives of Oct. 7 victims face violence at protest

Opposition leader Yair Lapid pans images of violence against relatives of hostages held by Hamas terrorists and those wounded and killed in the October 7 massacre.

“There’s nothing to expect from the police minister [Itamar Ben Gvir], but the police commissioner [Kobi Shabtai] needs to stop it immediately — where is he?” Lapid writes on X.

In one incident tonight at the Tel Aviv anti-government protest, Gadi Kedem, who lost six of his family members on October 7, was allegedly beaten by a right-wing activist carrying a sign reading “leftist traitors.”

Police arrested two suspected of the attack, and medics took Kedem to hospital.

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