The IDF handed over to the family of the Israelite Faith Mengistu held captive by Hamas in the Gaza strip, a videotape recording of the moment when he crossed the border with Gaza.
According to published information, the video was first shown to the family three months after the disappearance of Avera Mengistu, who crossed the border with the Gaza strip on 7 September 2014.
Six months ago, the family filed an official request to receive the video. The chief of the General staff of the IDF Lieutenant General Gadi Gadi eizenkot approved this request. On 17 June, the tape was handed over to the family in the presence of representatives of the IDF and Ministry of defense.
Over the past months has published various details about the negotiations allegedly carried out between Israel and Hamas on the return of Mengistu and one Israeli — Hisham al-Sayyad in the hands of Hamas, as well as the transfer to Israel of the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, killed in operation protective edge.