253 Nepali students from war-torn Israel have returned to their country via the Nepal Air Service Corporation’s NineN-ALZ Airbus 330 aircraft. The students were stranded in Israel after an attack by the Hamas group in the southern region, bordering Gaza. Ten Nepalese students were killed and one student remains missing.
They were rescued four days after asking for a safe place. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates there are around 4,500 Nepalis in Israel. Over 265 Nepalese students studying agriculture at Sudurpaschim University, Tribhuvan University, and Agricultural University were trapped in the area.
With the help of Israeli security personnel, the Nepali students were moved to safe places, including Tel Aviv. The Nepali Embassy in Israel’s Tel Aviv has said that the possibility of returning all registered Nepali citizens is less likely.
The Nepali Embassy in Israel also expects it will take time to bring back the dead bodies of 10 people. Foreign Minister NP Saud arrived in Israel to bring back the Nepali citizens.