PA chairman meets family of missing Israeli

PA chairman meets family of Avera Mengistu, who has not been heard from since crossing the border into Gaza since 2014.Ben Ariel, 9/12/2019, 6:03 AM

US envoy asks UN to act to bring back missing Israelis

Jason Greenblatt sends letter to UN, asks body to continue efforts to release Israeli soldiers and civilians being held by Hamas.Ben Ariel, 9/3/2019, 3:04 AM

Liberman: Government paying protection money to Hamas

Yisrael Beytenu chair slams PM Netanyahu, says 'whitewashing terror' is 'black stain on Israel's government and the one leading it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2019, 3:23 PM

'We do not have the courage to be angry at the State of Israel'

Special ceremony held in Jerusalem marking five years since two soldiers and two civilians were taken captive in Gaza.Ben Ariel, 7/22/2019, 3:04 AM

Hamas trying to rekindle Ethiopian Israelis' protest

Hamas member says Israel never asked for the release of Ethiopian Israeli Avera Mengistu, who is being held in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 7/7/2019, 5:46 AM

Israel denies deal reached with Hamas to return MIAs

Senior source says reports Israel and Hamas reach deal to return missing soldiers untrue.Tzvi Lev, 11/17/2018, 7:30 PM

'Israel made a mistake in handling Gaza captives'

Former coordinator for captives and missing persons says Israel should've conditioned end of 2014 fighting on the release of the captives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2018, 5:14 AM

'A person with special needs is being held hostage in Gaza'

Families of Israeli civilians held in Gaza hold joint press conference. 'Show some humanity and release my brother.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2018, 4:07 PM

MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay meets Pope Francis, discusses Middle East and the ways to promote peace.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 5:43 AM

'What hurt us is that they told us to keep quiet'

Mother of Avera Mengistu, held captive in Gaza, laments failure to bring back her son. 'My son would not be there if they acted right away.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2018, 2:33 PM

Haniyeh: Hamas ready for prisoner deal with Israel

Hamas leader says the group is ready to negotiate with Israel to trade two Israeli captives and bodies of two soldiers it is holding.Elad Benari, 4/18/2018, 12:04 AM

Activists to 'surprise' mothers of terrorists

Activists plan to stop buses of Gazan mothers visiting their sons at the Nafha Prison.Benny Tocker, 12/25/2017, 5:07 AM

'Our son was the victim of a UN ceasefire'

Parents of Israeli soldier whose body is held by Hamas urge Security Council to take action to bring him home.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/22/2017, 8:50 PM

Hamas: We approved prisoner exchange deal

Terrorist organization claims it accepted Egyptian proposal for the return of Israeli soldiers and missing persons.Elad Benari, 9/29/2017, 12:26 AM

'Avera is the son of all of us'

President Reuven Rivlin meets the family of Avera Mengistu, who is being held by Hamas in Gaza.Ido Ben Porat, 8/1/2017, 3:42 AM

Red Cross to Hamas: Clarify fate of missing Israelis

International Committee of the Red Cross says Hamas must comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law.Elad Benari, 6/9/2017, 5:36 AM

Student protesters block Bennett speech

Student protesters interrupt speech by Education Minister at Tel Aviv University to demand return of Israeli held by Hamas.Uzi Baruch, 1/3/2017, 8:30 PM

Israel wins Ethiopian support for African Union 'observer' role

On final leg of Africa trip, Netanyahu hails breakthrough in ties with Ethiopia, asks PM to help free Ethiopian-Israeli captured by Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2016, 4:31 PM

Families protest: 'Our MIAs have been abandoned'

Families of captive Avera Mengistu and MIAs Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul disappointed after meeting with PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 7:16 PM

Netanyahu urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

PM u calls on Ban Ki-moon to help secure the release of Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and Avera Mengistu, held by Hamas in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 5:06 PM

MIA’s family: No deal without our son

Family of Oron Shaul Hy”d erects protest tent outside Prime Minister’s residence as Turkey deal nears.Hezki Baruch, 6/26/2016, 7:34 PM

‘MIAs, Mengistu will be discussed in Turkey talks’

Minister of Internal Security says Gaza MIAs will come up in discussions with Turkey, but makes no promise.Nitsan Kedar, 6/26/2016, 12:04 PM

‘Bring our son back from Gaza’

The family of Abera Mengistu demands any deal with Turkey includes their son, who is held by Hamas.Hezki Baruch, 6/26/2016, 11:01 AM

'Netanyahu, don't forget our captive brother in Gaza'

Family asks Netanyahu not to sign Turkey deal without assurances about Avera Mengistu, Israeli captured by Hamas.Orli Harari, 6/22/2016, 1:26 PM