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Hamas Holds 2 Israeli Citizens Hostage

The Free Beacon [1] reported:

“Two Israeli citizens, an Ethiopian immigrant and a Bedouin, are being held prisoner by Hamas after separately crossing the border into Gaza months ago on their own volition, Israeli officials said Thursday after a gag order was lifted by the courts.”

“Israeli officials are braced for a prolonged period of haggling over the price Hamas will presumably ask for the two men. Five years after Hamas succeeded in capturing an Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit, in 2006, Israel released more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for him.”

“Israel had remained silent on the disappearance of the two men in the hope that their release would be arranged on humanitarian grounds since neither was, or had been, a soldier and because both reportedly had psychological issues.”