BREAKING NEWS FROM ISRAEL: Gag order lifted, info comes out revealing Hamas kidnapped two Israeli last year, who are being held in Gaza
Avraham Mengistu, 26, an Israeli citizen of Ethiopian origin, attempted to cross the border into Gaza in September. The IDF spotted him and attempted to stop him, but he ran across before he could be apprehended; Hamas arrested him upon his arrival.
Hamas took Mengistu to a hiding place and passed on information to his family shortly thereafter.
The Defense Ministry determined that Mengistu crossed the fence due tomental illness and that the move was not in any way a deliberate security risk.
Mengistu has eight siblings; his father lives in central Israel and his mother lives in Ashkelon.
Israeli officials stated Thursday that Mengistu’s status remains unknown; however, a Hamas official has reportedly said that the Israeli was not being held by Hamas for collateral for terror releases, as is the norm, because he is not an IDF soldier…..
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