In a last minute reprieve, two orphaned teenage Jewish girls from Kyrgyzstan had their deportation from Britain delayed. The 18-year old twins, Kamila and Karina Kaya, fled the former Soviet republic more than two years ago after allegedly witnessing the murders of their parents. The Israeli government has offered the girls the right to make aliyah, conditional on a government check of their birth certificates.
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