Thursday, June 21, 2012

Murdered Yemenite to be buried in Israel

The family of murdered Aharon Zindani arriving in Israel (Photo: Moshe Shai)

The remains of Aharon Zindani, a Jew murdered in Yemen's capital Sana'a three weeks ago, will be buried in Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports. His family has accompanied his body on a flight from Yemen. They plan to stay in Israel.

The body of a Jewish man murdered in Yemen three weeks ago will be laid to rest in Israel on Thursday. The Jewish Agency for Israel announced a plane carrying the remains of the victim Aharon Zindani landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday evening. It said his family members were also on the flight, which was organized by the Jewish group with assistance from the Foreign and Defense Ministries, and plan to stay in Israel.

Zindani was stabbed to death when he went shopping at a market in Sana'a, Yemen's capital. His son, who was reportedly with him at the time of the incident, was quoted as saying he knew the assailant and that the murderer believed Zindani "ruined and bewitched him." The Jewish Agency for Israel said the attack was apparently anti-Semitic in nature.

There are some 130 Jews living in Yemen, an impoverished nation on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula.

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When will the remaining Jews of Yemen get out?


Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

o/t The Last Jews of Tunisia

in the vanguard said...

Such beautiful children. Why oh why won't they get the hell out of the Arab country??