Days Of Palestine – Gaza
Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has revealed that the Israeli government never raised the issue of Avraham Mengistu, a Ethiopian Jew held captive in Gaza, through any mediators who tried to broker a new prisoner swap deal.
In recent remarks to RT Arabic news channel, a senior commander of al-Qassam Brigades said that the Israeli government did not mention Mengistu during any mediated talks over swapping prisoners.
After the 2014 war on Gaza subsided, the Israeli occupation army announced that Mengistu went missing in Gaza and claimed he was mentally unstable. He was wearing an army uniform when the Palestinian resistance captured him then.
There are also three other soldiers being held captive in Gaza. Israel claims that two of them are only soldiers and that they are not alive.