Plane with rescued Nepalis from Israel to land in Kathmandu at 9 pm today

KATHMANDU: A Nepal Airlines plane that had left for Israel this morning to rescue Nepali nationals from Israel will land in Kathmandu at 9 pm today. The plane took off for Israel from Kathmandu at 3.30 am today.

Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud himself has left for Israel on the same plane for diplomatic coordination for the rescue of the Nepalis from Israel.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Sewa Lamsal said a 250-seat wide-body aircraft of the Nepal Airlines has left for Israel to bring the Nepalis wishing to come back home.

Ten Nepali students were killed and some others were injured in the attack by Hamas in the southern part of Israel on Saturday. One is unaccounted for.

The Nepali Embassy in Israel has been collecting, through an online registration system, the names of Nepalis who want to be relocated or rescued to safer places and who wish to return to Nepal.

Meanwhile, the repatriation of the bodies of the 10 Nepalis killed in the attack may take some time, it has been learnt, as the legal process of handing over the bodies has not been completed.

It may be noted that the Government of Israel has declared a war against Hamas.

Spokesperson Lamsal said the bodies would be brought to Nepal at the soonest once the Israeli government completed all the legal processes including the post-mortem.





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