Parents of Yemeni murder victim move to Israel

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The parents of a Hebrew teacher who was killed in an anti-Semitic attack in Yemen have immigrated to Israel.

Yisrael (Yaish) and Terneja Nahari, the parents of Moshe Nahari, made aliyah on Feb. 18. The couple, in their 70s, were reunited in Israel with their four children and 20 grandchildren, including the nine children of Moshe Nahari, the son who was fatally shot in 2008 by an Islamist extremist.

Five of Moshe Nahari’s children made aliyah immediately following the murder. His wife, Louza, and the remaining four children came to Israel last August.

Moshe Nahari, a ritual slaughterer and Hebrew teacher in the town of Raida in northwestern Yemen, was killed in December 2008 by an Islamist extremist who reportedly had demanded that he convert to Islam. Nahari, 35, was buried in Yemen.

Nahari’s parents remained in Raida to campaign for his murderer to be brought to justice. The murderer was caught and found guilty in a Yemen court but has not been sentenced.

The aftermath of the murder saw a wave of aliyah to Israel, with 113 Jews immigrating there since 2009, according to the Jewish Agency, which assisted in the move. — jta