Human Rights Watch slams Hamas for holding two Israelis in Gaza

Source: Beloit Daily News

“Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on Gaza’s Hamas rulers to release two Israeli citizens with a history of mental illness believed to have been detained by the militants, saying their extended detention and isolation was ‘cruel and indefensible.’ In a detailed report based on interviews with the men’s families and with Israeli and Palestinian officials, the New York-based group said Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed likely wandered into Gaza on foot and had no connection to hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Hamas has indirectly acknowledged holding them but will not provide confirmation until Israel releases dozens of its jailed members.” (05/03/17)