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The Mengistu and al-Sayed families also issued a call on Thursday for the release of the two men, both of whom suffer from mental illness.
Officials had said soldiers only arrived at scene after Israeli had crossed fence.
MK Oren Hazan and activists working for the return of prisoners of war and missing persons stopped a bus on its way to Nafha Prison to prevent families of terrorists from visiting.
“Every day my mother cries and says, 'Where is my son, Avera, whom I raised with great devotion and difficulty in Ethiopia, and here in Israel?”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Mengistu, an Ethiopian-Israeli who lived in Ashkelon and is said to suffer from mental instability, was captured by Hamas after walking across the Gazan border.
By OREN OPPENHEIM
Defense Minister urges Gazans to put pressure on Hamas
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
"There will not be any arrangement with Hamas in Gaza without the boys coming home.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Rivlin and Netanyahu both underscored the special attachment that Ethiopian Jews have to the city of Jerusalem.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Marches took place in cities across the country.
By UDI SHAHAM
“We shall not remain silent.”
Ilan Mengistu, Avera’s brother, told The Jerusalem Post that the family is working with nongovernmental organizations along with US and Israeli officials in their search for information.
By MICHAEL WILNER
While thousands of Ethiopians across the country gather to celebrate Sigd, for many, living here is not always a celebratory.
By RACHEL COHEN
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the families of the captives and soldiers and told them that Israel are committed to bringing them home.
By HERB KEINON
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