Qatar Is Quietly Assisting Yemenite Jews Reach Israel

A Lebanese source says that a group of Jews from Yemen are on their way to Israel – via Qatar.

Preparations are being made to continue transporting the few remaining Jews from Yemen to Israel.

By Chana Ya’ar

 

A Lebanese source says that a group of Jews from Yemen are on their way to Israel – via Qatar.

A Jewish family in Rida, Yemen. [Archive] – Photo: Boaz Bismuth

The operation was carried out under the auspices of the State of Israel and is intended to extract the remaining Jews from Yemen.

One group has already arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport, according to “informed Israeli sources” quoted by Manar.com, the website of an Arabic-language newspaper produced in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah (Shimon HaTzaddik) neighborhood and headed by managing editor Ismail Ajwa.

Very little information has been available about the fate of Yemenite Jews over the past year as the country is torn apart in the battle between government troops, tribal factions and terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.

The Israeli source quoted by the newspaper added that preparations are being made to continue transporting the few remaining Jews from Yemen to Israel in within the coming months.

Israeli Cabinet ministers and Knesset members, including a number from the Sephardic hareidi-religious Shas party, have been heavily involved in supervising the project, along with other institutions.

The widow of Moshe Nahari, who was murdered in Yemen four years ago, has already made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel along with four of her children, having arrived in Tel Aviv late last summer. The family was assisted by the Jewish Agency.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164406#.UP0jA2fw6G0

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