Yemeni Jews need to be rescued....
This very small Jewish community is in danger...
Despite numerous government assurances and presidential instructions to protect and relocate the Jewish minority in Raidah village, Amran governorate, the some 400 Yemeni Jewish citizens fear for their lives today more than ever.
After the murder of a prominent figure among the Jewish community, Masha Al-Nahari, 30, the remaining members expressed their concern at the fact that the trial of the murderer has stalled while his tribe is threatening to eliminate the Jews who remain in Yemen.
The majority of the Jewish men in Amran work in trade and vocational jobs such as cobblers or silversmiths. However, for the last two months they could not practice their usual routine and their children are no longer going to the community school fearing that they will be targeted by extremists from the neighboring villages.
Afraim Al-Nahri, a member of the community, explained that they had been living in peace with their Muslim neighbors until the recent event.
The recent war in Gaza increased hatred towards Yemeni Jews to the extent that some adults called them names and threw stones at them, according to a local journalist Mahmoud Taha. Amran security denied this, calling what happened as “children’s mischief.”
One week after the murder, a grenade was thrown at the house of Said Israel, a Yemeni Jew. There were no casualties but some material loss. This attack was also not investigated.
Moreover, former Rabbi Yahia bin Yaish said he received death threats by phone. He gave the numbers to security but identities of the callers were not revealed and no action was taken.