A Hamas rally in Ramallah. Photo: Hoheit via Wikimedia Commons.
Israel decided Thursday to no longer allow family visits for some 1,200 Hamas prisoners in an effort to put pressure on the terror organization and advance talks on the return of Israeli citizen Abera Mengistu and the bodies of two IDF soldiers who were killed in Gaza in 2014.
The Israel Prison service (IPS) refused to comment on the decision.
Source:: The Algemeiner