Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared all members of Hamas “dead men walking,” as an estimated 30,000 people marched on Jerusalem to demand the government bring home the hostages taken by the terror group.
Netanyahu spoke at a news conference Saturday night in Tel Aviv, after the demonstrators came to a defiant halt outside his office an hour away in the holy, ancient city.
The prime minister insisted “there has not been a hostage release deal,” as he appeared to shame those calling for new elections, claiming he was “stunned” by the political talk “when our soldiers are fighting in Gaza, falling in battle; the families of the hostages are in a giant nightmare.
“There’ll be time for politics,” he said, according to the Times of Israel.
In other developments in Israel Saturday: