Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yemeni Jew stabbed to death (updated)

Update: JTA News is reporting that the Jew Aharon Zindani was stabbed to death.

How much longer will the Jews of Sana'a pretend that they are safe? Today's stabbing would have brought back bad memories of the murder of Moshe al-Nahari (left), the reason why these 80 or so Jews relocated to the Yemeni capital in the first place. The Jerusalem Post has the story:(with thanks: Jeremy)

A member of the Jewish community in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa was stabbed and critically injured by a Muslim man accusing him of witchcraft on Tuesday, AFP quoted the man's son as saying. Army Radio quoted a friend of the victim as saying Aharon Zindani had died as a result of the stab wounds.

The 50-year-old Zindani “was stabbed at Saawan market near the US embassy in northeast Sanaa,” his son Yehya was quoted as saying. “He received stab wounds to his neck and stomach.

According to Yehya Zindani, his father was undergoing surgery for his wounds.

He described the attacker as a “well-known person who says my father has ruined and bewitched him.” According to Israeli media reports the attacker stabbed Zindani 12 times before being stopped by a group of men and detained.

A friend of Zindani, Shlomo Grafi, told Army Radio that he had been killed by a "member of al-Qaida."Grafi said that Zindani had returned to Yemen after he had made aliya and lived in Israel in the 1990s.

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Yemeni Jew declared dead (Times of Israel)

Murder sparks fear (Ynet News)


Juniper in the Desert said...

They must all come to Israel!! this is so tragic and vile! ;(((

Yoram said...

How have yemenite jews managed to make Aliyah after the Operation Magic Carpet?

bataween said...

They were allowed to come and go