June 13, 2024, Thursday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

As Hamas makes Bipin a hostage after terror attack, Govt. effortful to release him

The Nepal Weekly
October 17, 2023
Bipin Joshi (inset)

Foreign Minister N.P. Saud said that Nepal government is making diplomatic efforts to find out where about of one of the Nepalese students, who went missing after the Hamas attacked on farm in Israel where 17 Nepalese students were working as intern under learn and learn scheme.

Bipin Joshi, who saved life of other Nepalese students following the terror attack by the Hamas in a firm in Israel, has been taken as a hostess along with some Thai nationals, Minister Saud said quoting eye-witnesses.

Bipin even threw away one of the two unexploded grenades, which were hurled by the Hamas targetting them, according to Foreign Minister Saud. “Joshi has been made hostage by the Hamas group. As per the information received by his colleagues, Hamas activists had taken hostage of Joshi along with a group of Thai nationals.” “Nepal government has sought help from international organizations and diplomatic mission to locate and release Bipin, he added.

“Israel government has taken control of the dead bodies of ten Nepalese students, who were killed in the terrorist attack by Hamas group of Palestine,” he told a select international media representatives at his residence in Kathmandu on Sunday. Israel government has given assurance to return the dead bodies to Nepal, he added. “I have talked to Israel Foreign Minister in the matter and we are working towards bringing back the bodies at the earliest. Nepalese ambassador to Israel has also expressed commitment to bring back the bodies to Nepal as soon as possible,” he said.

“Nepal government has also issued a travel advisory for Nepalese travelers not to visit Israel unless it is very essential and to observer utmost caution in case it is urgent for them to visit Israel and to take necessary safety measures.”

Nepal government wants to resolve the issue of Middle-East in a peaceful way, Saud said in a question.

Condemning terror attack by the Hamas group on Nepalese students FOreing Minister Saud said that “Nepal wants to resolve the issue of Middle-East in a peaceful manner.” Our ten students were killed, the condition of one student is still unknown and four students were injured in the attack. “The attack on our students, some of whom are very young, below 20 years, by Hamas is deplorable,” he said.

The Hamas group attacked the Nepalese students who were hiding in a bunker, 2-3 times, exploded grenades and fired bullets, he said. At least three of the injured students is still in Israel, receiving treatment, he informed. Some two hundred Nepalese nationals, working in different fields in Israel have filled online forms expressing their desire to return home and Nepal government will soon make some arrangement for their repatriation,” Foreign Minister Saud said. Still there are 4,500 Nepalese nationals working in different fields in Israel.