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November 5, 2001
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There was no state-sponsored abductions of Yemenite children during the 1950s, according to a newly released report. Echoing the findings of earlier sate-sponsored commissions, a panel headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Yehuda Cohen found that the children died of various illnesses. Some members of the Yemenite community have long alleged that hundreds of their children who arrived in the large immigration waves of the early 1950s were kidnapped and sold to Ashkenazic families.

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