Protests held across Israel to call for new elections, hostage deal

Israelis wave national flags and hold signs during an anti-government demonstration in Tel Aviv on April 20, 2024. (Jack Guez/AFP)
Israelis wave national flags and hold signs during an anti-government demonstration in Tel Aviv on April 20, 2024. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Protests calling for new elections and an agreement to free the hostages held by Hamas are being held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and numerous other locales across Israel.

Protesters demanding a deal to free Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, and denouncing the government, gather outside the Begin Gate of the Kirya IDF Military Headquarters in Tel Aviv, April 20, 2024. (Rony Shapiro / Pro-Democracy Protest Movement)

One of the anti-government rallies is being held in Caesarea, the northern coastal town where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a home.

The family of Itay Chen, who was killed on October 7 and his body abducted to Gaza, address protesters at a rally on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv, April 20, 2024 (Vardit Alon-Korpel / Pro-Democracy Reform Movement)

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