Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Strong Backlash on Israeli TV

( – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rough few years. In 2021, he was ousted from office after holding the position for 12 years. He is also currently on trial for corruption, facing charges of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust. He managed to become PM again. Now, his country is in the throes of a devastating attack, and his constituents are not happy.

In the early morning hours of October 7, Hamas took Israel by surprise, launching thousands of missiles and attacking by land, sea, and air. Reports estimate that between 1,000 and 2,000 people have died so far, including nearly two dozen Americans. Thousands more have been injured, and Hamas is reportedly holding many hostages. Naturally, Israel is covering the events with multiple broadcasts, keeping citizens up-to-date on what’s happening. Some of those interviewed are disillusioned with Netanyahu and are not afraid to admit it.

One person who lost family in the attack appeared on a TV broadcast, saying that Israelis “will never forgive” the prime minister. Shirel Hogeg called for Netanyahu to “step outside, face the media, and apologize,” saying “a thousand people were murdered on [his] watch.”

It’s not just Netanyahu the citizens take issue with, either. They’ve equally called for the national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, to appear as well and vowed never to forgive him, either.

Many have called Israel’s intelligence agencies into question, especially given that the country is known for its high-tech operations. Yet this incursion seemed to take the government by surprise. Additionally, though Israel mobilized 300,000 troops following the attack, it took 10 hours for them to get into position.

It was the largest attack to take place in Israel since 1973, when the Yom Kippur War took place. Now, many people are so angry with the prime minister that they are calling for his resignation.

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