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AlJazeeraEnglish | Netanyahu, his ministers face protests during Memorial Day commemoration ...


Israeli military cemeteries have witnessed a wave of protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers during the Memorial Day commemoration of soldiers killed in wars, according to photos and videos posted by journalists and activists on social media. Protesters blamed ministers, who were in attendance, for shedding the blood of Israelis. Many families started to leave the Mount Herzl cemetery in West Jerusalem when Netanyahu started his speech on Monday. At the Kiryat Shaul cemetery near Tel Aviv, Israelis staged a silent protest during Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s speech, demanding his resignation and holding banners such as “Your hands are stained with their blood”. Antigovernment protesters have been urging the Netanyahu government to strike a deal with Hamas to free captives held in Gaza. Dozens of Israelis also protested against the presence of National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir at the Ashdod military cemetery and demanded that he leave, calling him a “criminal”, while clashes erupted between supporters and opponents at the scene. Similar protests were encountered by Economy Minister Nir Barkat in the northern Israeli town of Isfiya, by Minister of Construction and Housing Yitzhak Goldknopf at the cemetery of the city of Rehovot in the centre of the country, and Health Minister Ariel Boso in the Segula cemetery in Petah Tikva in central Israel. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from Amman, Jordan. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ Download AJE Mobile App: https://aje.io/AJEMobile #Israel #TelAviv #IsraelMemorialDay #YomHaZikaron #IsraelProtests #Netanyahu #BringThemHome #BringThemHomeNow #BenjaminNetanyahu #IsraeliHostages #IsraeliCaptives #ReleaseTheHostages #Palestine #Gaza #GazaWar #IsraelGazaWar #IsraelHamasWar #GazaUnderAttack #IsraeliArmy

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