ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Police say won’t allow protest over October 7 failures outside Netanyahu’s Caesarea home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference in Tel Aviv, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a press conference in Tel Aviv, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)

Police say they won’t allow a protest over the failures that led to the October 7 Hamas onslaught to take place this evening outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Caesarea.

Police say they will disperse any such demonstration because it “does not allow demonstrations on political, political or security issues during wartime.”

A law enforcement source tells Haaretz that had the protest been advertised as a silent vigil, it’s possible that it would have been allowed to take place.

Under Home Front regulations, large gatherings are permitted in Caesarea.

However during a time of war, police are able to argue that they do not have the manpower to secure a protest, Haaretz reports.

While a series of senior Israeli officials have said in recent weeks that they take responsibility for the massive failures that enabled thousands of Hamas terrorists to storm across the Gaza border, killing 1,400 people — mostly civilians — and taking at least 233 hostages, Netanyahu has so far refused to do so.

The closest the prime minister has come is saying that “everyone will have to give answers” after the war.

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