After three hours, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara Netanyahu was evacuated from a hair salon in Tel Aviv, according to Hebrew media.
Security forces rescued Netanyahu from the salon where hundreds of thousands of protesters stood blocking the exit, preventing her from leaving.
Security forces acted as if she was still inside as they evacuated her to a vehicle and drove away from the scene. The forces didn't leave until notified the vehicle managed to get away.
Gantz to protesters: "Let the prime minister's wife go home"
National Unity Party head Benny Gantz called on the protesters in front of the salon to allow Netanyahu to go home.
"I call on the protesters in Madinah Square - let the prime minister's wife return to her home and you continue to wave the flags and voice our righteous cry," he wrote on Twitter. "We will continue to act together, in a variety of legal ways, to stop the coup d'état."
אני קורא למפגינים בכיכר המדינה - תנו לאשת רה״מ לחזור לביתה ואתם המשיכו להניף את הדגלים ולהשמיע את זעקתנו הצודקת. נמשיך לפעול ביחד, במגוון דרכים חוקיות כדי לעצור את ההפיכה המשטרית.— בני גנץ - Benny Gantz (@gantzbe) March 1, 2023