Yemenite children’s graves could be exhumed

Following the declassification of documents relating to hundreds of children who went missing in the early years of the state, a law sanctioned by the Chief Rabbinate is to be passed permitting the exhumation of graves, the Jerusalem Post reports:

Yemenite children at the Rosh Hayayin transit camp, 1949 (GPO)

Legislation allowing for graves to be dug up as part of the new investigation into the fate of children who went missing from 1948 through 1970 was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.

Likud MK Nurit Koren – who proposed the bill and is chairwoman of a special Knesset committee on renewed efforts to find out what happened to the children, most of whom were Yemenite immigrants – pledged to do all she can to help families who lost their loved ones.

“We are working especially hard to uncover the truth about this horrible affair, through legislation and through the special committee’s work,” she said.

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