Avera Mengistu

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Israeli news highlights from the past two weeks.


Hamas: Prisoner swap deal with Israel, Netanyahu possible - report

Hamas, after it shared footage of Avera Mengistu, said most prisoner swap deals were with right-wing Israeli governments.


Why don't Israelis, Diaspora Jews care about Avera Mengistu? - opinion

It seems that Avera Mengistu is too black and poor for the Israeli government to care and too Israeli for the international community to care.

Netanyahu: Mengistu video confirms what Israel knew - he’s alive

Hamas released a video that depicted Mengistu, an Israeli civilian, speaking a few short sentences on Monday.

Gilad Schalit-style prisoner swap for Gaza hostages 'too high risk' - Yair Lapid

The video of Avera Mengistu, if confirmed to be real and recent, would be the first indication in recent years that he is still alive.


WATCH: Hamas releases first video of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu

There is no confirmation of when the video was taken, or if Avera Mengistu is still alive. He has been a captive of Hamas in Gaza since 2014.

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