The family of the missing  Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Mengistu, demonstrated on Thursday, near the Gaza border, where he went missing.

Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Meida Agency, the message of the family which demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu work on their son’s release.

The family said: “It seems that [the] Israeli government has forgotten our son, and it forgot that he is a Jewish and Israeli citizen,” calling on  Netanyahu to take steps before it’s too late.

Mengistu passed the border fence into the Gaza Strip, near the Ashkelon area; Israeli sources claimed that the Hamas movement arrested him.

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