Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Emotional Reunion Between Jewish Yemenite Families

The UAE has succeeded in reuniting two Jewish families from Yemen with the rest of their family members, some of whom had not seen them for decades.

The UAE state news agency reported Monday that the UAE had succeeded in rescuing two more families from Yemen. The first family, comprising 15 members, had been separated from their relatives in Yemen for 21 years. Some of them now live in London. The grandfather, grandmother and uncle travelled from Yemen to the UAE for the emotional reunion with their relatives.

Yitzhak Fayez, 35, told the Emirates News Agency (WAM) that he had not seen his uncle and grandparents since he moved to the UK from Yemen.

“The last time I saw them was as a child. They are today meeting their great grandchildren for the first time,” he said.

“Today, the UAE made my family’s dream come true after we had lost hope on getting reunited, after 21 years of separation”.

His mother, Losa Fayez, said that their reunion had put an end to 21 years of suffering.

The second family, consisting of five members, were reunited after 15 years apart. The mother, two children and father, Haron Salem were flown in from Yemen to the UAE to meet their relative, who lives in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are to the UAE. We are very happy being here reunited with our family member. The UAE is truly the homeland of love, tolerance and peace,” Salem said.

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