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Netanyahu’s meeting with the hostages’ relatives ends with shouting and criticizing the government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday with families of Israeli hostages captured by Hamas, some of them among about 100 returnees, others of whom are relatives of the 138 still being held by the Islamist movement.

The Israeli government had designed the meeting to talk about the mistreatment of prisoners at the hands of Hamas, but the feelings of relatives of those still detained ended up having a greater impact. “It was a very volatile meeting, a lot of people were screaming,” said Jennifer Master, whose partner Andre remains hostage.

The end of the ceasefire and hostage exchange put the lives of those still in Hamas’ control at risk, and many in attendance came out with highly critical views against the Israeli government.

At a press conference, Netanyahu stuck to the original plan. The Prime Minister said: “I heard stories that broke my heart, I heard about thirst and hunger, about physical and mental abuse.” “I heard, as you have heard, stories of sexual assault and rape the likes of which I had never seen before.”

However, Danny Miran, whose son Omri was among those held captive by Hamas, said he felt the meeting was an insult to his intelligence and that he abandoned him midway. He told Israeli Channel 13: “I will not go into the details of what was discussed at the meeting, but it was annoying, insulting and confusing,” claiming that the government had turned the matter into a “farce.” Us: “We did this, we did that.” [Yahya] Sinwar [, el líder de Hamás en Gaza] He was the one who liberated our people, not them. It makes me angry that they are [el Gobierno] They say they dictated how it should be done. “They did not dictate any movement.” (Reuters)

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