News Briefs

  6/27/2011, Sivan 25, 5771

Committee to Document Ethiopians who Died En Route

The Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee established a committee, to be headed by a judge, to document members of the Ethiopian Jewish community who died while trying to immigrate to Israel, for the purpose of memorializing them.

Committee Chairman Danny Danon stressed that the memorialization process must be kept separate from the matter of compensation for relatives of those who died. He said he disagreed with the judicial concern that relatives would demand compensation for those who were documented as having fallen en route.