From Ilan, Avera Mengistu’s older brother.:
“Avera’s story is completely different ... He never held arms. He ended up there by mistake. He is mentally ill,” said Mengistu’s older brother, Ilan. “We know it’s complicated, we understand that, but at the end of the day, we are talking about an innocent man who is being held there against his will.”
Hamas has not released any information on Avera's condition.
The world was in uproar over a 17 year old Palestinian woman arrested for assaulting an Israeli soldier. Their silence on Avera is deafening.