18 more Nepalis rescued from Israel

A mosque in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip was destroyed during Israeli airstrikes. Photo Courtesy: Reuters via BBC

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has confirmed the successful evacuation of 18 Nepalis from Israel by the Government of Nepal.

An Indian aircraft was used for their rescue due to the ongoing militant attacks by the Hamas terrorist group in Israel.

Previously, 253 Nepali students were repatriated from Israel via Nepal Airlines. Minister for Foreign Affairs, NP Saud, has stated that these Nepali nationals are returning today from Tel Aviv, Israel, on an Indian rescue flight.

MoFA has announced that these 18 Nepalese citizens will depart from Tel Aviv at 9:00 am local time aboard a Spice Jet aircraft.

Minister Saud also informed that the Nepali Embassy in Delhi has made arrangements for transportation to bring these rescued Nepalis back to Nepal from India.

Upon their arrival in India, the rescued Nepalis will enter Kailali district via the Gauriphanta checkpoint. The Ministry has stated that the Kailali district administration office is preparing to facilitate their return to their respective home locations.

(Rashtriya Samachar Samiti)