The Jews of Ethiopia
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On Friday May 24, 1991: Over the course of 36 hours, a total of 34 El Al Hercules c-130s – with their seats removed to maximize passenger capacity – flew non-stop.
14,325 Ethiopian Jews came home to Israel, to be greeted by thousands of Israelis who gathered at temporary absorption centers, hotels and hostels to welcome their brethren.
Operation Solomon saw the rescue of twice the number of Ethiopian Jews in Operations Moses and Joshua put together.