Published On: Tue, Apr 2nd, 2024
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Wild moment Israeli protesters storm Benjamin Netanyahu’s house | World | News

Placcard and flame-wielding protesters have marched towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s house. According to social media reports, dozens of protesters broke through all the security circles and reached the entrance to Netanyahu’s residence.

Protesters are reportedly demanding a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas for the release of hostages and a change to the Israeli government. A video posted on social media shows one of the protesters dramatically throwing himself under a police vehicle.

The protest comes as an Israeli airstrike on aid workers delivering food in Gaza has killed at least seven people — including a US-Canada dual citizen and citizens of Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom. It’s the latest Israeli military action to hit humanitarian efforts in the besieged Palestinian territory.

World Central Kitchen, the charity founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, said early Tuesday it was immediately pausing operations in the region, delivering a blow to the recently opened sea route for food aid. Ships carrying food turned back from Gaza after arriving just a day earlier.

Israel says the strike was an accident and that officials are investigating.

Israeli Media have called tonight’s protest “madness” as scores of people film the entourage entering the Prime Minister’s grounds. It is not yet known if security managed to remove campaigners.

The United States, which has provided key military and diplomatic support for Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, had hoped the sea route would allow more food to enter the territory. In northern Gaza, the United Nations says much of the population is on the brink of starvation.

South Africa has accused Israel of acts of genocide in its war in Gaza and filed a case at the United Nations’ highest court — charges Israel strongly denies.

After nearly six months, Israel‘s war in Gaza has killed nearly 33,000 Palestinians, the territory’s Health Ministry says. The ministry doesn’t differentiate between civilians and combatants in its tally, but says women and children make up two-thirds of the dead.

The war began on October 7, when Hamas-led militants stormed into southern Israel, killing some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and taking around 250 people hostage.

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