The Interior Ministry regularly demands such deposits from Ethiopian Falashmura visiting Jewish relatives in Israel, Channel 10 news reported last Monday. Last month, the Knesset passed the 2019 state budget with no allocation for Ethiopian immigration. At the same time, it announced that it would be the last round of Ethiopian immigration. About 135,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel today. Some 22,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel during Operation Moses in 1984 and Operation Solomon in 1991.
Source: Ethiopian News April 15, 2018 12:00 UTC