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Report: Additional grave found in exhumation of suspected ‘kidnapped’ Yemenite child

Israeli forensic team members open Uziel Khoury's grave to take a DNA sample at the Segula Cemetery in Petah Tikva on May 23, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Pool via Flash90)
Israeli forensic team members open Uziel Khoury's grave to take a DNA sample at the Segula Cemetery in Petah Tikva on May 23, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Pool via Flash90)

As they exhume a grave from 1952 today in Petah Tikva, officials reportedly uncover two graves underneath the same headstone and therefore are halting their efforts.

According to the Ynet news site, the family of the boy in question, Uziel Khoury, will have to return to court to get approval to exhume the adjoining grave.

The family of Khoury, immigrants from Yemen, believe that he did not die as a baby, as they were told, but was kidnapped and given to parents of European descent as part of a scandal they claim was widespread, known as the Yemenite Children Affair. The Health Ministry was exhuming the grave in order to test the DNA of the boy in the grave and see if it is really Khoury.

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