Yemeni Jewish Rabbi, Yahya Moussa told media outlets that dozens of Jews fled their homes in Al-Salem area of Sa’ada governorate earlier this year after receiving letter threats from Houthi followers.
“Houthis attacked our property, confiscated our religious books and then gave us ten days to leave the village,” Moussa was cited as saying.” Houthi’s threatened they would kidnap or murder us if we do not flee our village,” he added.
According to the same sources, Jews of Al-Salem village were evacuated from their rural community to the city of Sana’a.
They are now living in homes provided by the Yemeni government, the sources said, adding that the Yemeni authorities provide them with monthly salaries.
Moussa, further asserted that they don’t want to leave Yemen for Israel as they love their homeland, Yemen; and said they favored to live in Sana’a city for security reasons.