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After Sissi summit, Bennett meets family of Israeli held by Hamas in Gaza

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday met with the family of Avera Mengistu, an Israeli man who has been held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2014, his office said.

The meeting with Mengistu’s family on Tuesday followed a summit Bennett held the day before in Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in which the two discussed the ongoing indirect talks between Israel and Hamas regarding the Israeli captives being held in Gaza.

However, the Prime Minister’s Office implied that the meeting was not an indication of a major breakthrough, saying it was “part of the periodic update meetings that the prime minister holds with the families of captives.”

Also at the Mengistu meeting were National Security Adviser Eyal Hulta, Military Secretary Maj. Gen. Avi Gil, and the........

© The Times of Israel

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