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First Phase of J.D.C. Airlift Flying Yemenite Refugees to Israel from Aden Completed

March 4, 1949
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“Operation magic carpet,” the airlift which theAmerican Joint Distribution Committee is conducting to bring Jewish Yemenite refugees to Israel from Aden, completed the first phase of its operation this week when the last of 4,500 women, children and elderly men landed at Lydda airport. Another 850 Jews of military age are still detained in Aden camps, under British orders.

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