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Covert operation smuggles Yemeni Jews to Israel

Israeli media reports have revealed that Yemeni Jews have been smuggled to Israel recently in a covert operation. The news site Wala said that the Jewish Agency carried out the operation with the assistance of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs At least 17 Jews were smuggled out of Yemen and taken to Israel in this particular operation.


The site noted that 151 Jews were smuggled from Yemen to Israel in 2009 and 45 have been taken so far this year. The report claimed that thirty Jewish Yemenis were transferred to Britain last August on the grounds that they were "political refugees" before being sent to Israel via Argentina.

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