The number of days spent in captivity is indicated 120 days underground Many members of the kidnapped families also appeared in the massive demonstration.
One of them was a 15-year-old boy – whose cousin was captured by the militants – and in his speech demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu return the prisoners to their homeland at any cost.
Demonstrations also took place in other cities in the Jewish state, including Haifa and Beersheba. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, launched a coordinated attack on southern Israel on October 7, 2023, killing 1,200 people and wounding more than 3,000 others.
Hamas held 240 hostages in Gaza, and has since released about 100 of them. According to Israeli sources, 132 detainees remain in the area, and 28 people are believed to have died. In response, Israel launched an operation to eliminate Hamas.
On the other hand, the Palestinian Wafa News Agency reported on Sunday that Israeli forces launched air strikes on the city of Rafah in the southern part of the region, near the Egyptian border. A kindergarten housing refugees was also hit, killing a number of civilians, including two children.