Kathmandu: Amid the reports of violence unfolding in Israel and Gaza strip, Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud has urged people not to visit Israel whether on an individual or political basis, except in case of official decisions at the political level. The statement comes in the wake of escalation of tension between Hamas and Israel. The minister made this statement while informing the Foreign Relations and Tourism Committee of the House of Representatives about the attacks in Israel by Hamas and the situation of Nepali people in the war-torn Israel. Saying the situation in Israel is sensitive following Hamas attacks, he urged people not to politicize this situation. “The situation is sensitive. So, people are requested not to visit Israel at personal or political levels except in case of political decisions. We should not politicize this situation.”
As many as 10 Nepali nationals, held hostage by Hamas terrorist group in Israel, have been killed in Israel. Several dozens of Nepalis are reported to have been stuck in war zone. The government has said it is working to repatriate those Nepalis back home safely.