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Gantz's first call: To families of captive Israelis

Gantz's first call: To families of Israelis held captive in Gaza

New Defense Minister begins term by pledging his committment to securing the return of the Israelis held captive by Hamas in Gaza.

Hamas falsely claims Israeli captives harmed in IDF airstrike

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.

'A quarter hour separates a mother from her son'

'A quarter hour separates a mother from her son'

Brothers of soldier Hadar Goldin visit protest tent of family of Avraham Mengistu, held captive in Gaza. 'Let's go back to being ourselves.'

'Time for UN to take on Hamas kidnappers'

'Time for UN to take on Hamas kidnappers'

Israeli Ambassador to UN joins family of Israeli man taken captive by Hamas terror organization, calls on UN to force Hamas to set him free.

Rally marks 3 years since capture of Ethiopian-Israeli by Hamas

Rally marks 3 years since capture of Ethiopian-Israeli by Hamas

100 attend rally in support of family of Avraham Mengistu, who has been held captive by Hamas terrorists in Gaza for years.

PM Netanyahu to UN chief: We're worried about Iran

PM Netanyahu to UN chief: We're worried about Iran

Netanyahu tells UN Secretary General Guterres about Iran's control of Syria and threat to Israel, Guterres expected to request aid for Gaza.

'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.

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Hamas offered to free three living Israelis in exchange for Shalit deal terrorists who returned to terrorism after previous release.

Human Rights Watch condemns Hamas

Human Rights Watch condemns Hamas

Human Rights Watch attacks Hamas for 'illogical' behavior towards captives Avraham Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed.

Hamas: Would love Egypt to broker deal

Hamas: Would love Egypt to broker deal

Hamas refuses to swap Avraham Mengistu for Israel-held official; says relations with Egypt improved.

Reports: Qatar to mediate exchange deal between Israel and Hamas

Reports: Qatar to mediate exchange deal between Israel and Hamas

Report claims Israel offered to release 60 terrorists in exchange for soldiers' bodies.

Family of Israeli captive block terrorists' visitors

Mengistu's family block terrorists' visitors

The family of Avra Mengistu blocked visits to terrorists in the Southern Prison. 'We will fight with all our strength to free Avra.'

New campaign calls for release of Avraham Mengistu

New campaign calls for release of Avraham Mengistu

Facebook campaign calls on Israelis to leave an empty chair at the Seder table for Ethiopian who is missing in Gaza.

Family of Israeli Arab in Hamas captivity wants answers

Family of Israeli in Hamas captivity wants answers

Mentally ill Bedouin man confirmed to be in Hamas custody earlier this month. Family: 'Just bring him home.'

Hamas: Netanyahu is a 'liar'

Hamas: Netanyahu is a 'liar'

Hamas brands Israeli Prime Minister a “liar”, says there are no talks with Israel regarding the release of four Israelis being held in Gaza.

Mengistu's family asks world to make Hamas free him

Mengistu's family to world: Make Hamas free him

Family of mentally ill Israeli held nearly 1.5 years by Hamas goes to Geneva to demand aid to Gaza be conditioned on his release.

Family of Mengistu slams Hamas for 'the worst hypocrisy'

Family of Mengistu slams Hamas's 'hypocrisy'

Family of mentally ill Israeli held in Gaza furious, after Hamas condemns Egypt for killing insane Gazan who crossed border.

Protestors Block Erez Crossing Demanding Mengistu's Release

Protestors Block Erez Crossing, Demand Mengistu

Some 20 demonstrators gathered outside Israel's border crossing with Gaza to call on Hamas to free the mentally ill captive.

Haniyeh's Sisters Denied Entry to Gaza for Son's Wedding

Haniyeh's Sisters Banned from Son's Wedding

As part of policy placing pressure on Hamas to free captive Israelis, IDF denies entry to Gaza for relatives of Hamas leader.

IDF: No 'Humanitarian' Permits for Hamas While Mengistu Captive

No 'Humanitarian' Permits for Hamas

'There are humanitarian cases in Gaza too,' IDF reportedly tells Hamas, after Hamas official asks to cross into Israel for treatment.

Captive Israeli's Family Confronts Terrorists' Relatives

Mengistu's Family Confronts Terrorists' Relatives

Mengistu's family tells families of jailed terrorists 'we want to see our son too,' demands: 'tell your leaders' to free him from Gaza.

Family of Captive Soldier to Stage Protest

Family of Captive Soldier to Stage Protest

Mengistu family tired of remaining silent as their son Avraham is held by Hamas - and will try to make a point via prisoners' families.

Hamas Spokesman Gloats Over Israeli Captives

Hamas Spokesman Gloats Over Israeli Captives

Moussa Abu Marzuk gives interview claiming Israel violated a previous swap deal to reclaim captives, also denies ceasefire reports.

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

Red Cross Won't Give Hamas's Response on Captives

ICRC says request for info by Israeli families relayed, but won't give Hamas reply; claims law doesn't require return of living captives.

IDF Unsure Whether Israeli in Gaza is Alive or Dead

IDF Unsure if Israeli in Gaza is Alive or Dead

Senior officer reveals: so much conflicting information has been offered over Avraham Mengistu that even the IDF is unsure of his status.

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.

Senior News Analyst Slams 'Leftist Junta' on Israeli Media

Senior News Analyst Slams 'Leftist Junta' on Media

Senior Channel 2 military commentator under fire for defending IDF, justifying secret talks between Israel, Hamas over captives.

Hamas: Israel Lied, Mengistu is a Captured Soldier

Hamas: Israel Lied, Mengistu is a Captured Soldier

Hamas deputy politburo chief tries to spin abducted Israeli situation on its head, claiming he was captured during last summer's war.

Report: Hamas and Israel in Talks Over Gaza Captives

Report: Hamas, Israel in Talks Over Gaza Captives

PA officials claim Hamas and Israel discussing return of two Israeli citizens captive in Gaza, say that Avraham Mengistu is healthy.

'No to Reconstruction Unless Hamas Returns Soldiers' Bodies'

'No to Reconstruction Unless Hamas Returns Bodies'

Tzur Goldin, the twin of slain soldier Hadar Goldin, demands that the int'l community halt funds to Gaza until his brother comes home.

UN Chief Urges Gazans to Provide Information on Missing Israelis

UN Chief Urges Gazans to Provide Info on Israelis

Ban Ki-moon calls on Gazans with knowledge of two missing Israeli civilians to provide information about their possible whereabouts.

How Hamas Fooled Israel

How Hamas Fooled Israel

Israel tried to retrieve Avraham Mengistu, the Israeli who entered Gaza and is being held by Hamas, but Hamas reneged on agreement.

Defense Minister: No Prisoner Exchange Deal with Hamas

Yaalon: Prisoner Exchange Not on the Table

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ends speculation, says Israel will do everything to free Israelis held by Hamas - but no terrorist release.

Hamas: In the End, Israel Will 'Pay the Price' For Mengistu

Hamas: In the End, Israel Will 'Pay' For Mengistu

Hamas on Sunday continued its propaganda campaign over Avraham Mengitsu and a still-unnamed Bedouin Arab,

Prisoner Swaps? 'Israel Must Change the Rules of the Game'player

'Israel Must Change the Rules of the Game'

Victims rights campaigner says Israel needs to break the vicious cycle of releasing terrorists to kill again - by imposing death penalty.

Netanyahu: Israel Won't Pay the Price of Capitulation to Iran

PM: Israel Won't Pay Price of Capitulation to Iran

Prime Minister begins Cabinet meeting by slamming talks in Vienna as feeding 'hundreds of billions' to Iranian terror machine.

Tony Blair Mediating for Israeli Captives' Release?

Tony Blair Working for Israeli Captives' Release?

Former Middle East Quartet peace envoy has met with Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in Qatar twice in recent weeks.

For Hamas, Civilians and Soldiers Two Separate Issues

For Hamas, Civilians, Soldiers Two Separate Issues

Counterterrorism expert explains why the price for soldiers' bodies will be higher, offers a means for Israel to reciprocate pressure.

Terror Victim Advocate Warns Shalit Campaign is Back

Terror Victim Advocate: Shalit Campaign is Back

Meir Indor of Almagor warns that journalistic and political sources who forced Israel into release of 1,027 terrorists are surfacing again.

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Allow Us to Empty Israeli Jails

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Let Us Empty Their Jails

Israel 'experts' quoted in Hamas paper saying media uproar over captives will allow Hamas to 'empty Israeli jails' of terrorists.





















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