Immigration Authority releases Columbian boy, 7, to reunite with mother

By
April 2, 2009 19:02

The Immigration Authority released a seven-year-old Columbian boy and his 80-year old grandmother on Thursday after holding the pair for the past four days at Ben-Gurion Airport following problems in allocating them an entry visa. The boy's mother is a Columbian national who has been working in Israel for several years. His father, a journalist, was killed in Colombia, and the boy was brought to Israel by the grandmother to be reunited with his mother after a four year separation. The boy fell into his mother's arms in an emotional reunion after being released from custody.


Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN

Israel Weather
  • 12 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    12 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 11 - 17
    Jerusalem
    13 - 18
    Haifa
  • 16 - 26
    Elat
    13 - 21
    Tiberias