As a non-citizen, Shaparou was required to leave the country after his entry visa for the Bible quiz expired. On Sunday, however, Hadashot reported that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) had offered Shaparou residency status, permitting him to remain in the country even after the Bible quiz. They live as a Jewish community in every way [in Ethiopia], so why can [Sintayehu] not stay in Israel?" Sintayehu teaches Bible in the afternoon and leads a study group for girls which deals with women in the Bible. We managed to arrange for him to come to Israel for tests ahead of the quiz and I am happy about that. "
Source: Ethiopian News April 15, 2018 16:07 UTC