The march took place in Ashkelon in order to remind the government of its commitment to bring about Abera’s swift return to his family.
"We have now gone through a third holiday without Abera, and it's too hard to bear," his mother lamented. "I have no more strength to cope with the uncertainty. My son is sick, and I do not know if he is being treated. I have lost hope, I do not sleep at night, and after so long I would expect to begin to hear that something is happening. I don’t believe all the promises from the government."
No word has been heard of Abera’s fate since voluntarily crossing the border into Gaza in September 2014. His family claim that his mental heath issues from which he suffers account for his actions.
(Translated and edited by Alexander J. Apfel)