Yemeni Rabbi in Riydah: Jewish community still threatened
By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: DECEMBER 14, 2008 15:23Advertisement
A Yemeni rabbi on Sunday said Muslim extremists in the northern town of Riydah continued to harass his small community after one of its members, Moshe Yaish Nahari, was gunned down last week.
Yemeni authorities have ignored complaints from the Jewish villagers about a new set of death threats from their neighbors, Rabbi Yahia Yaish bin Yahia said.
A suspected Islamist extremist shot and killed Nahari on Thursday in the village of Riydah. A man was arrested and arraigned before the prosecutor Sunday.
The suspect confessed to the killing, saying it as a way to get "close to God," said deputy head of security for the district, Ahmed Yahia al-Srihi.
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