Imprisoned Jews in Yemen Freed

YERUSHALAYIM -
Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayub Kara with two of the Yemenite Jews who arrived in Israel recently in the last aliyah.
Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayub Kara with two of the Yemenite Jews who arrived in Israel recently in the last aliyah.

All of the Jews from the last group of olim who had been arrested in Saana, Yemen on charges of smuggling a sefer Torah out of the country were allowed to go home early Wednesday, according to Israel’s Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayub Kara.

Kara made the announcement at a large Likud gathering in Netanya, also attended by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and MK Mickey Zohar.

He also disclosed that another Jew, an Israeli, is being held in a jail in Amran, Yemen, and that intensive efforts are being made to secure his release. He declined to give any further details on the case.