Jews flee Georgia-Russia border


Most Jews living near the Georgia-Russia border have fled a Russian invasion, an advocacy group said.

In a bulletin to its membership Friday, NCSJ said that, according to its contacts, most of the Jewish community in Gori, an area near the conflict zone, have left for the capital Tbilisi.

Russia launched aninvasion Friday after Georgia sent troops into South Ossetia, a breakaway region with a majority ethnic Russian population.

“Russia has sent heavy armaments to the region and Russian aircraft have bombed Georgian territory,” NCSJ said.

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