Nurse Sheds New Light on Israel's Enduring Mystery: Disappearance of Yemenite Children in 1950s

A trainee nurse who helped Yemenite babies and children recover from illnesses in the early 1950s says now that a chaotic registration system at hospitals meant that not all the infants were successfully reunited with their families.

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Sixty-five years have passed since H. was a nursing student at Tel Hashomer Hospital. This week, at 83, she recalled a moment from the early years of the state. “They asked one woman, ‘Is this your baby?’ And...