A Jewish family of 10 is set to immigrate to Israel from Yemen on Thursday
in a covert operation carried out by the Jewish Agency. The Ben Yisrael family
was extricated from the city of Raida, after suffering from anti-Semitic attacks
and repeated death threats. A few weeks ago, a grenade was thrown into the
courtyard of the family's home in Raida, possibly by al Qaida-affiliated
Said Ben Yisrael, who heads the Raida Jewish community, and his family are
due to take up Israeli citizenship upon their arrival. They will be taken to
Beit Shemesh, accompanied by a Jewish Agency team. There are approximately 280
Jews left today In Yemen, 230 of whom live in Raida in the Omran province, and
another 50 Jews living in the capital city of Sana'a.
Hace 2 horas.