Hundreds join vigil of man whose wife, kids abducted to Gaza; many rage at government
Hundreds of people on Saturday joined a vigil outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv started by a man whose wife and three children are being held hostage by terrorists in Gaza, with many at the scene assailing the government they hold responsible for the catastrophe.
Hamas-led attackers who invaded southern communities last Saturday killed more than 1,300 people and snatched some 150-200 into Gaza as hostages, including babies, young children, women and the elderly.
Many of those in attendance at the protest held signs with the names and pictures of those missing or held captive following the massive assault.
Others waved Israeli flags while some sported placards saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bore responsibility for the devastating failures that led to the attack and called on him to resign.
Avihai Brodtz, who survived the massacre at Kibbutz Kfar Aza, but whose wife Hagar and his three children — Ofri, Yuval and Oriya — were kidnapped by terrorists, began the vigil outside the military headquarters in the early hours of Saturday morning, and vowed to stay there until the abductees are returned to Israel.