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Family of Israeli Held by Hamas Accepts Apology of PM’s Envoy

Mengistu’s family ‘brushes off’ threats by Lotan, who gets backing from Bennett, and postpones meeting with Netanyahu.

Mengistu's family 'brushes off' threats by Lotan,   who gets backing from Bennett,   and postpones meeting with Netanyahu.

The family of 26-year-old Avraham (Avera) Mengistu, an Israeli who apparently due to mental illness entered Gaza last September where he was captured by Hamas, announced Friday it has accepted the apology of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s envoy.

Mengistu’s disappearance was revealed to the public on Thursday; aChannel 10 recording revealed that the day before Netanyahu’s envoy for hostage matters Col. (res.) Lior Lotan had threatened Mengistu’s family.

Representatives of Mengistu’s family accepted Lotan’s apology for his conduct, adding that they will continue to cooperate with him to try and secure Avraham’s release… READ MORE

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Arutz Sheva 7,  By Hezki Ezra



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