Monday, April 17, 2017

Houthis 'ethnically cleansing' last Yemeni Jews

Scary words from a Yemeni minister: the country's last 40 Jews are viewed as an enemy to be 'ethnically cleansed.' The Times of Israel quotes an Israel Radio report (with thanks: Lily):

The last Jews of Yemen live in a government enclave in the capital Sana'a

Yemen’s information minister said his government is unaware of the fate of the country’s few dozen remaining Jews, most of whom reside in the Houthi rebel group-controlled capital of Sana’a, Israel Radio reported.

Speaking to an Israel Radio reporter on the sidelines of a conference on the civil war in Yemen in Paris, Moammer al-Iryani also said Saturday that the Houthis view the tiny remaining Jewish population as an enemy and are engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing that includes ridding Yemen of its Jewish community.

 Approximately 50 Jews are believed to remain in Yemen, 40 of them living in Sana’a in a compound adjacent to the American Embassy. Despite the ongoing civil war, they have refused to leave the country.

 The Iranian-backed Houthis, who took control of large parts of the country in an offensive beginning in 2015 alongside forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, have long incited against Jews and Israel. The group’s slogan is: “Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allahu Akbar.”

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1 comment:

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

off topic//

Article on the barely publicized in France defenestration of a Jewish woman in Paris by a Muslim. Causeur website charges that since the ad-Durah affair, French elite/"leftist"/media/ opinion has denied to Jews the status of being victims. They simply cannot be considered victims. The author that according to certain prejudices of the "intellectual elite" prevent them from seeing Jews as victims, just as the Jews expelled from Arab lands cannot be perceived as victims.
http://jforum.fr/letrange-silence-autour-de-la-mort-de-lucie-halimi.html

"Après avoir construit un récit mythique du Palestinien victime et d’un Israël toujours coupable, récit dont Mohamed Al-Dura était une des icônes les plus visibles, les médias français ont progressivement et totalement exclu les Juifs du statut de victimes" . . . .

. . . . "Lucie Halimi, assassinée par un voisin musulman au cœur de Paris, est une victime inexistante, comme les Juifs expulsés des pays arabes. Elle a été tuée deux fois : la première par son voisin, la seconde, lorsque les médias ont recouvert ce crime d’une chape de silence."