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More Jews Arrive from Abkhazia

A group of 54 Jewish refugees from the restive breakaway province of Abkhazia, in the formerly Soviet republic of Georgia, arrived in Israel on Wednesday on a special flight arranged by the Jewish Agency.

Jewish Agency Chairman Simcha Dinitz said that out of 1,200 Jews in the Abkhazian capital of Sukhumi before the fighting, only 350 now remain there.

Those who did not make it to Israel have taken refuge in nearby republics and have contacted Jewish Agency representatives requesting their help to leave for Israel.