Sana'a, August 26, 2011- Yahya Yousof, Leading Rabbi of the Jewish community in Yemen said that the 12 Jews that left Yemen more than two months ago are outlaws and left the country illegally.
He said that they are now in Egypt and are expected to be deported back to Yemen soon due to false information given to Yemeni immigration authorities.
The 12 Jews are now being held in Egypt. He said that the twelve could face legal actions due to them not having the correct paper work.
“The Yemeni government has been treating Yemeni Jews with great respect and that very few Jews are planning to leave the country,” said Yousof.
“Why would Jews leave Yemen when they are respected by the people and its government,” concluded Yousof.
Source: Yemen Post