Jewish COVID remains transferred from Morocco

It is a measure of how relations have improved between Morocco and  Israel  that the transfer of the bodies of seven Jews who died of coronavirus  could be arranged for reburial in Israel. The virus devastated the community, which accounted for 10 percent of deaths during the first month. JTA reports:

Popular musician Marcello Botbol, who died of coronavirus in Morocco

JTA — The bodies of seven Moroccan-Jewish COVID-19 fatalities were flown to Israel last week after being interred in a Casablanca Jewish cemetery more than a year ago.

The transfer was arranged by ZAKA, an Israeli volunteer rescue and recovery organization which focuses on ensuring Jewish burial rites for victims of terror and natural disasters, as well as the Casablanca Chevra Kadisha, a local Jewish burial society.

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