A case that has stirred controversy for many years...the grave of a Yemeni child opened in Israel

23 May, 2022
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A case that has stirred controversy for many years...the grave of a Yemeni child opened in Israel

The Hebrew newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported that the Israeli authorities opened today for the first time the grave of a Yemeni child whose parents immigrated from Yemen about 70 years ago, after a decision by the Israeli Family Court.



The Israeli family court ruled that despite the Health Ministry’s opinion that “wet soil” could harm the DNA sampling process, the opening of the tomb would take place as planned. After nearly 70 years, the child’s grave was opened, the newspaper said. Uziel Khoury, who was hospitalized by the Social Welfare Services shortly before his family was informed of his death and burial place.


The Ministry of Health began taking a DNA sample of the Yemeni child, a procedure that may take hours, after which the sample will be submitted for examination to the Institute of Forensic Medicine.


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