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Sudan’s new military leader said his government will put on trial any officials who were involved in the airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel when the now-deposed President Jaafar Numeiri was in power. Gen. Abdul-Rahman Suwar Dahab made the disclosure in an interview with the Jordan Times of Amman. Several thousand Ethiopian Jews were secretly moved from famine-stricken Ethiopia to Israel by way of Sudan, most of them in late 1984. Ethiopia condemned the transfer, and Numeiri denied that his country was involved. The new regime seeks better ties with Ethiopia.


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