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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Yemenite Jews' homes ransacked

Last year I wrote a couple of posts highlighting the plight of the tiny Yemen Jewish community in Sa'ada, who were forced to flee their homes by Shi'ite rebels and are being protected by the Yemen government.

This weekend, the homes of the Jews from al-Salem were plundered by the Shi'ites:
The Al Houthi rebels in north of Yemen on Sunday attacked Al Salem village, plundered properties of Jews staying there, witnesses said.

The Jews were not in the village at the time of attack. They have been living in a residential complex in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on the expense of the government since they were forced out of their village by rebels early last year.

The group of Jews number about 50, according to sources in their residence here in Sanaa.

The witnesses in Al Salem where battles are going on between the Al Houthi rebels and tribesmen loyal to the government, said they saw the rebels entering the houses and taking everything with them.
I am not sure if these are the same Jews from last year or a different group.