Israeli Protests Call for Netanyahu's Dismissal and Return of POWs in Gaza Featured

By Gamal Khattab February 11, 2024 1658


Thousands of Israelis Demand Change

Yesterday, thousands of Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem to demand the dismissal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. They are calling for early elections and an exchange deal to bring back Israeli POWs from the Gaza Strip.

Protests in Tel Aviv

In downtown Tel Aviv, a massive demonstration against Netanyahu's government and the demand for early elections took place. Demonstrators also gathered in front of Netanyahu's homes in Jerusalem.

Protests in Haifa

About 3,000 Israelis gathered in the city of Haifa, demanding an immediate change in the government.

Increasing Momentum

More demonstrations are expected to take place throughout Israel, particularly in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as the movement against the Netanyahu government gains momentum.

Demands for Early Elections and Detainee Release

Israeli citizens have been regularly protesting for early elections and the release of detainees in Gaza. Today's demonstrations are a concentrated effort to amplify these demands.


According to Israeli officials, there are approximately 136 POWS in the Gaza. They were captured when Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7. During this operation, the Palestinian resistance captured 239 people and exchanged some of them with Israel during a temporary humanitarian truce in early December.

Source: Israeli press + Anadolu Agency