Yemeni Jewish woman reportedly abducted


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A newly married Jewish Yemeni woman reportedly was kidnapped.

News Yemen, quoting unnamed sources in the Yemeni Jewish community, said in an article published Wednesday that the woman was kidnapped Tuesday from her husband’s home in Tourist City in the capital Sana’a after their recent wedding, which was attended by several Yemeni government officials.

The Jewish sources also told News Yemen that Lia Saed Hamdi was kidnapped because she refused to marry her kidnapper, a Muslim man from a local tribe. They said he stole her jewelry and money of her husband’s.

The Yemen Observer on Wednesday also reported the missing woman, saying that she ran away from her husband’s home a week after her wedding. The report said she disappeared from her husband’s home taking her jewelry and his money. The report said guards prevent non-residents from entering Tourist City, but do not prevent anyone from leaving.

“The girl possibly was in love with another guy, so she ran away to him," an anonymous source among the guards told the Yemen Observer. “I believe she ran away because she took her jewelries with her.”

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