Jews blamed for Yemen violence shelter in capital

A group of Jewish Yemenis have taken refuge in a hotel in the Yemen capital and are under government protection after allegedly being threatened by a group of rebels, a Yemen official said, according to Ynet News.

About 45 Jewish Yemenis belonging to seven families were first relocated in January to a hotel in the capital, San’a, about 112 miles (180 kilometers) south from their home in the northern Saada province where clashes between Shiite rebels and government forces have killed more than 500 people in recent months.

The group later returned to Saada after the government ordered a police station to be built in their town, said Mohammed al-Basha, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, DC. But last week, the rebels allegedly approached the Jewish leaders in Saada and accused them of the violence, al-Basha said Monday. The group has since returned to San’a and are staying in a hotel, he said.

The group later returned to Saada after the government ordered a police station to be built in their town, said Mohammed al-Basha, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, DC.

But last week, the rebels allegedly approached the Jewish leaders in Saada and accused them of the violence, al-Basha said Monday. The group has since returned to San’a and are staying in a hotel, he said.

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  • People in that part of the world need to stop and think seriously about how much they need the Jews. If the Jews didn’t exist, who would get the blame??

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