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215 Israelis and Jewish immigrants airlifted from Georgia

Aug. 12, 2008 6:58 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 12, 2008 6:58 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - 215 Israelis and new Jewish immigrants from Georgia will land in Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport at 7pm on Tuesday.

A flight on Israel's national airline, El Al, is bound for Israel carrying the evacuees from the war torn country. Thirty new Jewish immigrants are among them.

The Director General of the Jewish Agency's Immigration and Absorption Department Eli Cohen will be on hand to welcome the new immigrants at 7pm, the Jewish Agency said.

Eight other new immigrants will arrive on another flight at 9:30.

Separately, an Israeli journalist, Yedioth Aharonoth reporter Tzadok Yehezkeli, was seriously wounded Tuesday morning in Georgia. The 52-year-old had been covering the ongoing fighting in the city of Gori. He was evacuated to a hospital in Tbilisi and emerged from surgery in serious but stable condition.
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