Avera Mengistu

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Hamas to agree to return remains of fallen IDF soldiers soon?

Hamas to agree to return remains of fallen IDF soldiers soon?

Hamas official says terror group's desperation caused by coronavirus may create opportunity to secure release of Israeli prisoners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2020 15:46
Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Hamas demanding medical equipment and terrorists in possible agreement with Israel, sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2020 22:32
Father of missing soldier: 'Don't miss this opportunity to bring Israelis home from Gaza'

Father of missing soldier: 'Don't miss this opportunity to bring Israelis home from Gaza'

Simcha Goldin, father of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, demands Israel insist on release of captives and bodies before giving Hamas corona aid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2020 14:01
​​​​​​​Hamas: Our offer still stands

​​​​​​​Hamas: Our offer still stands

Hamas terror group says 'offer' for Israel to release security prisoners is still on the table.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/04/2020 13:24
Hamas may agree to deal giving Israel information on Israelis missing in Gaza

Hamas may agree to deal giving Israel information on Israelis missing in Gaza

Hamas may agree to deal seeing Israel receive information on Israelis in Gaza, in exchange for release of 250 terrorists, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2020 12:38
Hamas considers: Information on prisoners in exchange for prisoners

Hamas considers: Information on prisoners in exchange for prisoners

Hamas may offer information on Israelis held in Gaza if Israel frees convicted terrorists, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2020 15:07
Ashkelon chimneys lit for the return of the Gaza captives

Ashkelon chimneys lit for the return of the Gaza captives

Video screened on the Ashkelon chimneys showing the photos of Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and Avera Mengistu.Orli Harari, 24/02/2020 06:54
Hamas falsely claims: Israeli captives in Gaza harmed in IDF airstrike last year

Hamas falsely claims: Israeli captives in Gaza harmed in IDF airstrike last year

Hamas' Abu Ubaida falsely claims Israelis held captive in Gaza were injured in airstrikes - but refuses to tell their fate.Chana Roberts, 05/02/2020 16:20
Will Israel hold Gaza infiltrators as negotiating chips?

Will Israel hold Gaza infiltrators as negotiating chips?

DM Bennett may utilize existing law to allow extended imprisonment of Gazan infiltrators in bid to free Israelis held in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2020 10:33
Report: Progress in negotiations for prisoners swap with Hamas

Report: Progress in negotiations for prisoners swap with Hamas

Israel negotiating for release of Israeli held in Gaza, report says. Government coordinator: Hamas not allowing progress on issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/11/2019 19:19
Negotiator apologizes after family's outraged response

Negotiator apologizes after family's outraged response

Government coordinator for prisoners and missing persons had said missing Israelis entered Gaza other times in the past, but were returned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/11/2019 13:20
'Abbas was wrong to meet family of missing Israeli'

'Abbas was wrong to meet family of missing Israeli'

Senior Islamic Jihad official criticizes PA chairman for promising to work to bring about the release of missing Israeli Avera Mengistu.Dalit Halevi, 15/09/2019 05:30
PA chairman meets family of missing Israeli

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, 12/09/2019 06:03
US envoy asks UN to act to bring back missing Israelis

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, 03/09/2019 03:04
Liberman: Government paying protection money to Hamas

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, 23/07/2019 15:23
'We do not have the courage to be angry at the State of Israel'

'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, 22/07/2019 03:04
Hamas trying to rekindle Ethiopian Israelis' protest

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, 07/07/2019 05:46
Israel denies deal reached with Hamas to return MIAs

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, 17/11/2018 19:30
'Israel made a mistake in handling Gaza captives'

'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, 09/09/2018 05:14
'A person with special needs is being held hostage in Gaza'

'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, 06/09/2018 16:07
MIAs families' letters given to the Pope

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, 04/07/2018 05:43
'What hurt us is that they told us to keep quiet'

'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, 29/05/2018 14:33
Haniyeh: Hamas ready for prisoner deal with Israel

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, 18/04/2018 00:04
Activists to 'surprise' mothers of terrorists

Activists to 'surprise' mothers of terrorists

Activists plan to stop buses of Gazan mothers visiting their sons at the Nafha Prison.Benny Tocker, 25/12/2017 05:07
'Our son was the victim of a UN ceasefire'

'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, 22/12/2017 20:50
Hamas: We approved prisoner exchange deal

Hamas: We approved prisoner exchange deal

Terrorist organization claims it accepted Egyptian proposal for the return of Israeli soldiers and missing persons.Elad Benari, 29/09/2017 00:26
'Avera is the son of all of us'

'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, 01/08/2017 03:42
Red Cross to Hamas: Clarify fate of missing Israelis

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, 09/06/2017 05:36
Student protesters block Bennett speech

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, 03/01/2017 20:30
Israel wins Ethiopia support for AU observer role

Israel wins Ethiopia support for AU 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, 07/07/2016 16:31
Our MIAs have been abandoned'

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, 28/06/2016 19:16
Bibi urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

Bibi 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, 28/06/2016 17:06
MIA’s family: No deal without our son

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, 26/06/2016 19:34
‘MIAs, Mengistu will be discussed in Turkey talks’

‘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, 26/06/2016 12:04
‘Bring our son back from Gaza’

‘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, 26/06/2016 11:01
'Don't forget our captive brother in Gaza'

'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, 22/06/2016 13:26