Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in central Jerusalem on Saturday night, demanding his resignation following the deadly October 7 attack by Hamas.
So far, Netanyahu has refused to take responsibility for the Oct. 7 attack, in which several thousand Hamas fighters stormed Israel and killed more than 1,400 people and took about 240 hostages back in Gaza. As he stated, the officials, including himself, should give answers for what happened, but only after the end of the war.
Israel has since carried out a flurry of airstrikes and launched a ground assault on Gaza, with Palestinian health officials said to report that more than 9,400 people have been killed.
During the demonstration, participants called on Netanyahu to resign and demanded the return of the hostages. They also observed a minute’s silence for the victims of the attack and the prisoners.
“Where were you in Kfar Azza,” the protesters typically shouted, referring to one of the Israeli border communities overrun by Hamas.