United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Gazans to provide information on two missing Israelis who voluntarily entered the enclave but disappeared shortly thereafter and have not been seen since.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told media that Ban also called for prompt action to facilitate their safe return to their families.
One of the two men, a 28-year-old Ethiopian immigrant who is a resident of Ashkelon, has been missing since early September 2014. The second, a Negev Bedouin resident of the town of Hura, has been missing since April 2015.
The Israeli government is holding Gaza’s ruling Hamas terror organization responsible for the welfare and fate of the two men. It is believed they are being held hostage in the enclave.