“Enough government destruction” – Nine protesters arrested in Tel Aviv

“Enough government destruction” – Nine protesters arrested in Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Palestine Chronicle)

Police reportedly intervened to clear the highway of protesters and arrested nine of them.

Israeli police arrested nine protesters on Wednesday after they blocked a highway near Tel Aviv, demanding early elections and a prisoner exchange deal with the Palestinian resistance.

Protesters holding a large banner reading “Enough of the government of destruction” blocked traffic at the Morasha intersection and burned tires on the road, according to Anadolu news agency.

Police reportedly intervened to clear the highway of protesters and arrested nine of them.

In recent weeks, Israeli opposition parties – as well as families of Israeli prisoners held in Gaza – have stepped up protests to pressure the Israeli government to reach a prisoner exchange deal with the Hamas group.

Indirect negotiations resumed this week in Cairo and Doha, with Israeli delegations dispatched to both capitals.

Efforts to secure a truce have so far failed, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on continuing the war until the Hamas group in Gaza is completely defeated.

The genocide continues

Currently on trial before the International Court of Justice for genocide against the Palestinians, Israel has been waging a devastating war against Gaza since October 7.

According to the Gaza Health Ministry, 38,243 Palestinians have been killed and 88,033 injured in the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza since October 7.

In addition, at least 11,000 people are missing, presumed dead under the rubble of their homes across the Gaza Strip.

Israel claims that 1,200 soldiers and civilians were killed in the operation to flood Al-Aqsa on October 7. Israeli media have published reports suggesting that many Israelis were killed that day by “friendly fire.”

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Palestinian and international organizations say the majority of those killed and injured are women and children.

The Israeli war caused acute famine, mainly in northern Gaza, resulting in the deaths of many Palestinians, mainly children.

The Israeli aggression has also led to the forced displacement of nearly two million people from across the Gaza Strip, with the vast majority of those displaced being forced to seek refuge in the densely populated southern city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt – in what has become the largest mass exodus from Palestine since the 1948 Nakba.

Later in the war, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians began moving from the south to central Gaza, constantly seeking safety.

(PC, Anadolu)