Israelis march in central Israel towards the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, as part of a protest for the release of Israelis held kidnapped by Hamas terrorists in Gaza on November 15, 2023. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90 (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
Hostage families march

Protests are planned in Israel’s capital to demand the return of the hostages in Gaza.


Families of hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza on Wednesday began the second day of their march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to bring attention to the plight of their loved ones and call for their release.

Hamas terrorists took captive more than 200 people during their murderous Oct. 7 assault on southern Israel.

The march set off from Be’er Ya’akov on Wednesday morning on their way to meet with local residents at the Ramla-Lod interchange in the afternoon, before marching toward Beit Hashmonai, where they will spend the night.

They are asking the public to join them in the march.

The marchers are scheduled to arrive in Jerusalem on Saturday, where they will protest outside of the Knesset and the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand the return of their loved ones.

If and when there is “something concrete to report” on the fate of as many as 240 hostages held by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem will do so, Netanyahu said on Tuesday evening.

“Since the beginning of the war, we have been working relentlessly for the release of the hostages, including using increased pressure since the start of the ground incursion,” he said, adding, “Our hearts are always with the hostages and their families.”

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