Israelis swarm Tel Aviv in protests calling for resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu

Protesters in Tel Aviv have called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign amid chaotic scenes in the city.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets with clashes between demonstrators and police, according to media reports.

The Times of Israel has reported that at least one person was arrested by officers, but protesters then attempted to block their car.

Two women were also knocked down during the chaos, with images shared online which appear to show them on the ground being tended to by paramedics.

Some of the people on the march waved Israeli flags while others raised placards reading “Free Israel from…” with images of Netanyahu and other politicians.

Bonfires have also been lit along the route, with protesters marching to Begin Street, according to The Times of Israel. The street is one of Tel Aviv’s main thoroughfares.

Footage reportedly from the protest appears to show a car ramming into people. Express.co.uk has not been able to independently verify the video. Five people were reported injured.

News website Walla says tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand the country’s general election be brought forward. The protest in Tel Aviv is one of about 50 across Israel, according to the same publication.

The protest comes as Israel marks six months since Hamas’s bloody attack in the south of the country on October 7.

Netanyahu has vowed to both eliminate Hamas and bring all the hostages back, but he’s made little progress.

He faces pressure to resign and the US has threatened to scale back its support over the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Israelis have divided into two main camps: those who want the government to put the war on hold and free the hostages and others who think the hostages are an unfortunate price to pay for eradicating Hamas.

The war is dragging on with no end in sight and no serious hostage deal on the table.

Israel says more than 130 hostages remain, with about a quarter of those believed dead, and divisions are deepening in the country over the best way to bring them home.

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