Protests outside Netanyahu’s residence
Anti-government protest held outside Netanyahu’s residence
Protesters gathered outside the Jerusalem residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday.
The protesters, some of whom carried Israeli flags, chanted “Jail now!” as they demonstrated.
They demanded that Netanyahu resign over his handling of the October 7 terror attack, the Times of Israel reported.
Many of them demanded a ceasefire with militant group Hamas — categorized as a terrorist group by the US, the EU, Germany and others — in order to facilitate the return of more than 200 hostages who were kidnapped from Israel during the terror attack.
Other anti-government demonstrations were held elsewhere in Jerusalem, as well as in cities such as Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba and Eilat.
Jordan, Egypt foreign ministers call for Gaza cease-fire
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan have called for a cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas Islamist militant group.
The ministers spoke alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a press conference following talks between Washington and Egyptian, Jordanian, Saudi, Qatari and Emirati diplomats, as well as a senior Palestinian official.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry accused Israel of “collective punishment” of Palestinians in Gaza. “This cannot be a legitimate self-defense at all,” he said.
“We stress the need to agree on an immediate and comprehensive cease-fire in Gaza without conditions,” Shoukry added.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi said that it was too soon to discuss Gaza’s post-war future before a cessation of hostilities.
“What happens next? How can we even entertain what will happen next?” said al-Safadi. “We don’t have all the variables to even start thinking about that.” He added, “We need to get our priorities straight.”
“Murder and war crimes must stop and Israel’s immunity from international law must end,” al-Safadi said.
At the same conference, Blinken said that Washington considered that a cease-fire would allow Hamas too much time to regroup, arguing instead for a “humanitarian pause.”
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