IDF spokesman says military working to verify Hamas video said to be Avera Mengistu

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An undated video published by Hamas on January 16, 2023, purportedly of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu. (Screenshot)
An undated video published by Hamas on January 16, 2023, purportedly of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu. (Screenshot)

Speaking to the Kan public radio, IDF spokesman Ran Kochav says the army is evaluating the authenticity of a video released earlier today by Hamas said to be of Israeli captive Avera Mengistu.

“We are looking into this video. I hope the video is authentic and that Mengistu is in full health. It’s hard for me to say what level of credibility the video has,” he tells the network.

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