The police arrested the relatives of the protesting Israeli hostages

Last Updated on March 29, 2024 4:04 am

Relatives of Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza protested in Tel Aviv and were detained by the police. The BBC reported the information on Thursday.

Israeli police said in a statement that despite being illegal, police did not prevent hostage family members from protesting. But some protesters took to the highway and continued to protest. It creates obstruction to traffic. So the protestors were arrested.

Israel’s opposition leader Yair Lapid said the government should show more tolerance towards hostage families.

At least 300 people protested outside the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. They blocked a main road in the capital.

Family members of hostages have been protesting on the streets of Israel almost daily since the latest talks on a ceasefire and hostage release in Gaza collapsed.

It is known that the protests in Israel are increasing due to the collapse of the talks between the Israeli officials mediated by Qatar, Egypt and America. Mediators were negotiating a six-week halt to Israeli attacks on Gaza in exchange for the release of 40 of the 130 hostages. At least 30 hostages are believed to have died by now.

In exchange for the release of those 40 hostages, Israel agreed to release 700 to 800 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons. It also agreed to allow some displaced Palestinian families to return to their homes in southern Gaza in a phased manner.

However, Hamas demanded a permanent ceasefire and the complete withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza.

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