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

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.

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