Suspicious information found in kidnapped Yemenite children protocols

Investigators found documents that raise suspicions that the Zim shipping company, which was once a government body, was involved in illegally transporting Yemenite children abroad for adoption. The Knesset’s Special Committee on the Disappearance of Children from Yemen, headed by MK Nurit Koren (Likud), contacted Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz in order to demand answers from Zim towards the committee’s discussion.
1950s Zim ship Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Investigators from the Knesset’s Special Committee on the Disappearance of Children from Yemen, the East and the Balkans found a number of documents that indicate a surprising possibility: Israeli shipping company Zim was involved in transporting these children to be adopted abroad. Tomorrow (Wednesday), the committee headed by MK Nurit Koren (Likud) will be discussing the findings and Koren has already demanded that Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz be involved in the matter.

In researcher Yossi Yossifov’s document from the 1990s, the story of a nurse who “moved to work for Zim as a nurse on a ship” is described. Yossifov noted that the committee received “information about Zim’s alleged involvement when it transported groups of Yemenite and non-Yemenite children on its ships for adoption abroad (the US and Canada). He also stated that he tried to find out from the nurse and other employees if it is possible to verify the information

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