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India issues advisory for its nationals in Israel

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NEW DELHI: The Indian embassy in Israel on Tuesday issued an advisory urging its nationals working in Israeli border areas to relocate to safe areas within the country due to prevailing situations.
“In view of the prevailing security situation and local safety advisories, all Indian nationals in Israel, especially those working in or visiting border areas in the north and south, are advised to relocate to safe areas within Israel,” the embassy said in its advisory.

“The Embassy remains in touch with the Israeli authorities to ensure the safety of all our nationals,” it added.
The advisory comes a day after an Indian national was killed and another two were injured when an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon by Hezbollah militants struck an orchard near Israel’s northern border community of Margaliot.

All three victims were from Kerala.
The Israel embassy in India called the anti-tank firing by Lebanon a cowardly terror attack and extended prayers to he families of the bereaved.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of one Indian national and the injury of two others due to a cowardly terror attack launched by Shia Terror organisation Hezbollah, on peaceful agriculture workers who were cultivating an orchard at the northern village of Margaliot yesterday early afternoon,” the embassy of Israel in New Delhi said.

The Indian embassy in Israel also issued emergency contact numbers for Indians.
24*7 Emergency Helpline/Contact
Embassy: Tel +972-35226748
Email: cons1.telaviv@mea.gov.in
Alternatively, the hotline number of Population and Immigration Authority of Israel may be contacted:Tel 1700707889
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the embassy said that Israeli medical institutions are completely at the service of those who have sustained injuries.
“Our prayers and thoughts naturally go to the families of the bereaved and those of the injured. Israeli Medical institutions are completely at the service of the injured who are being treated by our very best medical staff,” it added.
In its statement, the embassy added, “Israel regards equally all nationals, Israeli or foreign, who are injured or killed due to terrorism and will be there to support the families and offer them assistance”.
Israel’s war against Hamas has since laid waste to the

Gaza

Strip, killing more than 30,000 people, according to Gaza’s health ministry. The UN says a quarter of Gaza’s 2.3 million population faces starvation.

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