Family Members of Avraham Mengistu Hold a Protest at Eretz Crossing

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amRelatives of Avraham Mengistu, who has been in Gaza for over a year, held a symbolic protest at the Eretz Crossing to Gaza on Thursday morning 12 Elul. Some 20 relatives of Avraham took part in the event.

Mengistu, who is described as mentally challenged, walked into Gaza on his own. The family insists he is being held against his will today, accusing the government of not doing enough to get him out. In public statements made regarding Mengistu, government officials told the press that clandestine talks have been ongoing along with other efforts to gain his release.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)