The immigrants will enter coronavirus quarantine for two weeks and then be reunited with family members who are waiting for them in Israel.
On the flight were 120 members of the Falash Mura community from Ethiopia who made Aliyah as part of the operation.
Approximately 100 more members of the Falash Mura community are expected to arrive on Friday, reaching a total of 2,000 by the end of January 2021.
The Interior Ministry and Jewish Agency officials are processing the Falash Mura immigration requests.
The immigration of 2,000 members of the Falash Mura community was approved by the government in September.
Activists are now also concerned that a military operation by the Ethiopian government in the northern province of Tigray could endanger the Falash Mura community in the northern city of Gondar.
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Netanyahu first proposed the initiative of actively helping members of the Falash Mura community reach Israel in 1997.
Will their child/sibling/parent be included in the “coveted list” of 2,000 immigrants or will yet another year go by of unbearable longing?
According to the original plan, 4,500 of those waiting in Addis Ababa and Gondar would be brought by the end of 2020, and the remainder by 2023.