Families of 500 Ethiopian Israeli IDF soldiers to be brought to Israel

Families of some 500 Ethiopian Israeli IDF soldiers will be brought to Israel, announced Interior Minister Silvan Shalom at a joint meeting between the Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Committee and the Interior Committee at the Knesset on Monday.

In addition to immediately working to bring the 500 families of the soldiers, Shalom also announced his intent to bring the rest of the Jewish Ethiopian community to Israel, numbering some 7,000 people.

"Up until now, the remainder of Ethiopian Jewry has not been brought [to Israel]. Families have been separated, including children from their parents, and those who remain [in Ethiopia] are left without assistance and without the involvement of humanitarian organizations that have worked there before," said MK Avraham Naguise (Likud), chair of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption, and Diaspora Committee.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Families-of-500-Ethiopian-Israeli-IDF-soldiers-to-be-brought-to-Israel-410296

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