Families of hostages taken by Gaza militants booed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday as he addressed parliament, vowing to bring the captives home.
The families chanted from the gallery when he said Israeli forces first needed to increase military pressure on Gaza’s Hamas rulers. He also said he spoke to Israeli field commanders who said they needed “more time” to finish the mission.
Israel says 129 hostages are still held in the Palestinian territory, after their abduction on October 7 when Hamas gunmen attacked southern Israel.
Netanyahu’s address came after his Likud party reported that he visited the Gaza Strip yesterday and vowed to step up the army’s assault in the Palestinian territory.