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10 Nepalis killed in Hamas attack in Israel

Arafat Rahman

Smoke billows from the Israeli town of Rehbat after a Hamas rocket attack. Photo: Reuters

10 Nepalis were killed and 4 others were injured in an attack by the Palestinian armed group Hamas on Israeli territory. This information was informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal on Monday.

Nepal’s cabinet has held an emergency meeting to monitor the situation and decide on a strategy to repatriate thousands of Nepalis working and studying in Israel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal said that many people saved their lives by hiding in bunkers during the attack last Saturday.

An emergency cabinet meeting was held today under the leadership of Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The meeting discussed the repatriation of Nepalis from conflict areas.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, initiatives are being taken to bring back Nepalis who wish to return home from Israel.

According to official sources, about 4500 Nepalis are working in Israel. Apart from this, hundreds of Nepalese students are studying in Israel.

More than a thousand people have already died in the bloody conflict between Hamas and Israel. It began with an unprecedented rocket attack by Hamas on Israeli territory on Saturday. Hamas showed its strength by firing 5 thousand rockets in just 20 minutes. Penetrating Israel’s impenetrable security zone.

Not only that, Hamas fighters entered Israel across the border. Initially shocked, but Israel quickly responded. Counter attack in the Gaza Strip of Palestine. Since then, bombs are constantly falling in Palestine.

Israel declared war against Hamas yesterday. “It is a long and complicated war,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s hard-right prime minister.

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