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Video: How UAE helped Jewish Yemeni family reunite after 21 years


Dubai - Some members of the family had moved to London from Yemen due to 'fear, anxiety'

By Wam

Published: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 9:22 PM

The UAE’s fast response towards the request of a Jewish Yemeni family, rescued some of its members and enabled them to have their long-awaited reunion after 21 years.

UAE responded to their request within 15 days.

Two days after the family’s reunion in the UAE, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) visited its members to learn the details of their 21-year-old story, after being reunited by the values of peace, compassion, coexistence and tolerance in the country.

"We use to live in Saada, but my family could not live in Yemen anymore because of fear and anxiety, so they moved to London. Only me, my wife and my son stayed in Yemen", 75-years-old Soliman Habib, said.

"I shed tears of joy when I saw my sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and we are grateful today for the gift offered by the UAE, the home of humanity," he added.

"We thank Almighty Allah for the opportunity to see my sons, grandsons and granddaughters", his wife Shamma Soliman told the news agency.

"My son, Isaac, told me that I was going to meet my father, mother and brother. I did not believe him. I find it hard to believe even after travelling from London to the UAE for the reunion", their daughter, Loza Soliman Habib expressed.

"May Almighty Allah, bless the UAE for receiving us and our family and ensuring our reunion," she added.

"We did not expect this to happen, and we are thankful and grateful to the UAE for what they did", their son Yousef Soliman Habib said.

The two grandchildren, Michael and Nurhuray Fayez also expressed their happiness at meeting their grandparents for the first time in the UAE.

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