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        7/8/2012, Tammuz 18, 5772

      Government to Bring Falash Mura to Israel by 2014


      As expected, the cabinet voted, Sunday to expedite the immigration to Israel of the Falash Mura from Ethiopia. According to a government statement, "Immigrant quotas will be increased so as to bring all 2,200 Falash Mura by the end of March 2014. Efforts will be made to bring most of the immigrants close to the start of the academic year so that the children may begin classes together with Israeli pupils. Also, in order to assist the immigrants' absorption, an absorption center will be opened at Ibim [near Sderot, -ed.] this September, at a cost of approximately NIS 17 million."

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