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Will mystery of Israel's missing Yemenite children soon be solved?

The families of Israel's Yemenite children who disappeared in the early 1950s might be disappointed when the archives on this issue open up, as it is not certain that they will find any answers there.
Yona Musa, 76, from a Yemeni descent, poses with a portrait of her and her husband on June 29, 2016 at her home in the Israeli city of Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. 
Musa is one of the thousands of Israelis, mainly from Jewish Yemenite families, who claim their babies were abducted more than 60 years ago and handed to adoption. Such stories of babies from immigrant families disappearing have been told in Israel for decades, but growing calls to unseal official documents on the allegations mean new light could so

“I had a sister named Naomi Ziner who was hospitalized at Mt. Scopus. My father, of blessed memory, came to visit her and was told by the doctors that she had passed away. My father asked to see the body or receive a death certificate, but they ignored his requests with all sorts of excuses. He returned home without her. … I’m ashamed of a country where these were its founders on the one hand and its destroyers on the other hand. I scorn them.”

This testimony, by Nehemia Ziner, is only one of thousands gathered by the nongovernmental organization Amram in a giant archive uploaded to the internet last month. The website’s home page is full of photos, and clicking on one leads to the testimony of an Israeli family (most likely) of Yemeni origin who claims that one of its children was kidnapped by the Israeli establishment in the first years of Israel's existence, primarily between 1948 and 1954.

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