Israel-Hamas Conflict: In a show of resurgent opposition, around 100 demonstrators blocked the entrance to the Knesset in Jerusalem, calling for new elections and expressing discontent with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus handling of the Gaza war. The protesters, encompassing a diverse political spectrum, accused the government of neglecting the 132 hostages still held in Gaza since the October 7 Hamas attack.Police Disperse ProtestersAuthorized by police, the protest initially unfolded peacefully. However, tensions escalated when demonstrators moved beyond designated areas, prompting law enforcement to forcibly disperse them. Despite the confrontation, there were no arrests during the incident.Diverse Opposition VoicesThe protest showcased a broad opposition base, including former Likud supporters and activists critical of Israels presence in the West Bank. The varied voices unified in demanding new elections and expressing frustration with Netanyahus government.Growing Dissent in Recent WeeksWhile massive protests initially waned after the October 7 Hamas attack, recent weeks have witnessed a resurgence in demonstrations across the country. The focus has shifted to the governments perceived failure in securing the release of hostages, with protesters labeling coalition parties as traitors.Leadership Change Calls IntensifyCalls for an election gained momentum during rallies across the nation on Saturday night. The opposition, disillusioned with the governments response to the hostage crisis, intensified its demand for leadership changes.Opposition Leaders Speak OutMerav Michaeli, outgoing head of the Labor party, joined the demonstration, emphasizing the governments primary obligation to secure the release of hostages. She later announced a no-confidence motion, citing the governments inadequate focus on the issue.Coalition Parties Reject Political ShowsIn response to the protest, the heads of coalition parties released a joint statement, refusing to participate in political shows during wartime. They rejected debates and votes on motions, asserting their commitment to focusing on the ongoing conflict.Public Discontent with NetanyahuA December survey revealed that only 15% of Israelis wish for Netanyahu to stay in office post the Gaza war. The discontent is palpable, reflecting in the growing opposition and demonstrations calling for immediate political changes.Tent Symbolism and Hostage Families MessageAdjacent to the protest, a tent erected by hostage families emphasized their anguish. The tent displayed Israels Declaration of Independence and a sign holding Netanyahu accountable for the hostages plight, stating, Bibi, the blood of the murdered is on your hands!