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Cabinet Approves Bringing Thousands of Ethiopian Immigrants | Israel today

2021-11-28T13:11:39.265Z

The raising of those waiting in Ethiopia, whose first-degree relatives are in Israel, has been approved as part of Operation "Create Israel" • Minister of Aliyah and Absorption, Pnina Tamano-Sheta:



 In the shadow of the fighting in Ethiopia and after intensive discussions, the government today (Sunday) approved the acceleration of the increase of those waiting in Ethiopia who have first-degree family members of Ethiopian Jews in Israel.

The government decision was formulated after ongoing discussions between the Minister of Immigration and Absorption, Pnina Temano-Sheta, and the Minister of the Interior, Ayelet Shaked, for the immediate increase of those waiting in Ethiopia, whose distress is growing in the country.

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked said: "Today we approved the continuation of the 'Create Israel' outline, which includes the addition of first-degree relatives and the establishment of a committee that will examine the status of those waiting and lead to approval of those who meet the criteria, rejection of those who do not meet, closure of camps .

Immigrants from Ethiopia (archive) // Photo: Ella Shilub / GPO,

Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Sheta: "Today we are correcting an ongoing injustice done to those waiting for their immigration to be approved as early as 2015.

This is a continuation of the outline of Operation Create Israel, which aims to lead a breakthrough to end the saga, provide a real solution for those who wait too many years to come to Israel to unite with their families and be part of the people of Israel, along with striving to end the painful issue.

The government also approved the appointment of a special project manager, who will head a team that will urgently submit recommendations regarding the eligibility of the rest of those waiting.

Minister Tamano-Shta in protest of the Ethiopian community, Photo: Oren Ben Hakon

The acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, Yaakov Hagoel, said: "We congratulate the Minister of Aliyah and Absorption, Pnina Tamano-Sheta, who works on a daily basis to bring Ethiopian immigrants to Israel in cooperation with the Jewish Agency and the Ministry of the Interior, headed by Minister Ayelet Shaked.

The government's decision will put an end to the suffering of many families and unite relatives, after many years of waiting for aliyah. "

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Source: israelhayom

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