Hundreds of immigrants fleeing Ukraine war will land in Israel on Sunday

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Hundreds of immigrants fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine will land in Israel on Sunday, the Jewish Agency for Israel says.

The Ukrainian Jewish refugees will travel on three separate flights, leaving from Poland, Moldova and Romania.

“These olim escaped the harrowing fighting in Ukraine and were assisted by aliyah (immigration to Israel) centers operated by the Jewish Agency and International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in four bordering countries,” the Jewish Agency says.

They will be greeted at the airport by Immigration and Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata, Acting Chairman of the Jewish Agency Yaakov Hagoel, and President and CEO of the IFCJ Yael Eckstein.

“[Ministry of Immigration and Absorption] teams will provide each immigrant with an extended benefits package and will arrange temporary housing in hotels across the country,” the Jewish Agency says.

Illustrative: An El Al plane lands at Ben Gurion Airport on October 13, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

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