Hostage Families, Activists Mark 200 Days of War with Tel Aviv Protests

Families of the hostages held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip hold a protest Tuesday morning, April 23m in Tel Aviv to mark 200 days of their loved ones being held captive. The families and their supporters paint their hands red and hold them up to the sky in an act of protest at the city’s Habima Square.

Family and supporters of hostages held in the Gaza Strip hold up their hands, painted red to symbolize blood, to call for the captives’ release at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, April 23, 2024. (Photo: Eitan Slonim)

At evening hundreds of people convened in Tel Aviv’s Hostages Square for an event marking 200 days of captivity for those held hostage by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The event takes the form of a public Q&A panel, where attendees asked questions to the speakers onstage — bereaved parents, internally displaced Israelis and survivors of the Supernova rave massacre.

Earlier, thousands of protesters led by hostages’ family members gathered outside of Tel Aviv’s Kirya military headquarters and demanded an immediate hostage deal. Then, the demonstrators marched to the headquarters of the Likud party at King George Street and call for the far-right government resignation. Also, they blocked main streets in Central Tel-Aviv.

On Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence to mark the first night of Jewish Passover. Later in the night, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the gates of Netanyahu’s house in Caesarea and call out PM’s leadership out.