NewsIsrael: the relatives of Hamas hostages detained by the police

Israel: the relatives of Hamas hostages detained by the police

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MARCH 16: Gil Dickmann, relative of hostage Carmel Gat, stands against a water cannon used to disperse protestors demonstrating on the Ayalaon highway during a protest for the release of hostages and against the government and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 16, 2024 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli government says that between 100 and 130 hostages remain captive in Gaza, after being kidnapped by Hamas militants in a surprise Oct. 7 attack that left around 1,200 dead in Israel. As the war enters its sixth month, international support for Netanyahu's government is wavering. Earlier this week US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, usually a vocal supporter of Israel's government, gave a speech to Senate calling for new elections in Israel and criticising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as one of four barriers to peace in the region.  (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MARCH 16: Gil Dickmann, relative of hostage Carmel Gat, stands against a water cannon used to disperse protestors demonstrating on the Ayalaon highway during a protest for the release of hostages and against the government and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 16, 2024 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli government says that between 100 and 130 hostages remain captive in Gaza, after being kidnapped by Hamas militants in a surprise Oct. 7 attack that left around 1,200 dead in Israel. As the war enters its sixth month, international support for Netanyahu's government is wavering. Earlier this week US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, usually a vocal supporter of Israel's government, gave a speech to Senate calling for new elections in Israel and criticising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as one of four barriers to peace in the region. (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
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1:08 PM EDT, March 27, 2024

They were released just three hours after the had been arrested. The situtation took place during the protest in front of the Ministry of Defense of Israel. What were the causes and what could be the consequences? The situation is extremely complicated, we try to present a brief answer.

What the protest was about?

Tel Aviv, Tuesday evening, the protest outside of the headquarters of the Defense Ministry of Israel takes place. What are the postulates of the protesters? They were demanding more successful actions regarding the freeing of the hostages still being kept by Hamas since the 7th of October. They demanded more to be done.

The direct cause of the protest was the return of Israeli government officials from Qatar where the talks have been taking place. After they returned the officials said thaey have reached the 'dead end'.

BBC News reports briefly on specifics:

Mediators had been pushing a deal for a six-week halt in Israel's offensive in Gaza in return for the release of 40 of the remaining 130 hostages. At least 30 hostages are presumed dead.

BBC News

Why the protesters were detained?

The Israeli government and the police say that the cause was the 'distrubance' ther were causing. The protesters were intending to block the highways in Tel Aviv allegedelly 'endengering themselves and others'.

It is quite questionable to detain people for such form of the protest. It seems kind of a fake reason in order to turn down demonstrations and try to keep the order for the government officials. The Netanyahu government is known for authoritarianesque actions and this is yet another episode of the theme.

CNN News reports on the statement made by the arrested relatives:

The two men were released after less than three hours of detention, they said. In a joint statement, Mor and Ezra thanked the Israeli police for “releasing us so quickly,” and said they intend to “continue our struggle.”

Protesters had gathered to voice their anger following media reports that an Israeli delegation holding indirect hostage negotiations with Hamas was leaving the talks in Qatar without a deal.

CNN News

To read the full article by BBC News go to: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68673960

To read the dull article by CNN News go to: https://edition.cnn.com/2024/03/27/middleeast/israel-police-arrest-relatives-hostages-protest-intl/index.html

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Sources: CNN News; BBC News

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