Will world leaders help secure release of Hamas captives?

 

January 27, 2023

Montage of courtesy photos by JCPA

From left to right: Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed. The bodies of IDF soldiers Goldin and Shaul, and live Israeli civilians Mengistu and al-Sayed, are being held by Hamas in Gaza.

(JNS) - Israel's Foreign Ministry revealed that it had sent a letter to world leaders calling on them to help secure the release of Israelis being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The letter was sent to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mirjana Spoljaric Egger,and Pope Francis, among others.

Hamas released an undated video purportedly of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu, who crossed into the Gaza Strip on his own accord in 2014.

Hamas is also holding Israeli Hisham al-Sayed, who in 2015 also crossed into Gaza of his own volition, a...



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