Hamas is holding 2 Israeli captives

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In stunning news just released by Israeli authorities after a gag order was lifted by court order, Hamas has been holding two Israeli citizens captive for months:

Two Israeli men have been held captive In Gaza, including one in the Strip since September after he sneaked over the border fence for unknown reasons, it was cleared for publication Thursday.

The man in Gaza since September was named as Avraham Mengistu, 28, of Ashkelon. The gag order on his case was lifted Thursday morning following a lawsuit from Haaretz and Yedioth Ahronoth.

Avraham Mengistu, 28, held by Palestinians since September after hopping over border fence into Gaza. (Facebook)

Israeli officials said they believe Mengistu is being held by Hamas and is still alive.

An official said Israel does not consider the Israeli to be a captive, and that Israel was treating the matter as a humanitarian issue. The official spoke on…

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