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Indian embassy assures help for all stranded Indian nationals in Israel

Hamas carried out a brutal “surprise attack” on Israel on October 7, which resulted in at the very least 900 Israelis dying and greater than 2,616 extra being injured Picture Courtesy AP

Urging Indian nationals in Israel “to remain calm, vigilant,” the Indian Embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday reassured them that it’s “monitoring the situation closely” and “working constantly to help our fellow citizens in Israel.”

In a recorded message on X, the social media platform, India’s Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla, mentioned: “This is to assure you that the embassy is working constantly for your safety and welfare. All of us are going through very difficult times but please do remain calm and vigilant and follow the local security guidelines.” “We are here to help you, and we thank many of you who have sent so many messages of appreciation to us. We are monitoring the situation closely and please stay tuned for any updates from the embassy. Jai Hind,” Singla added.

Israel has vowed an unprecedented offensive in opposition to the Islamic militant group Hamas ruling Gaza after its fighters broke by means of the border fence and stormed into the nation’s south by means of air, land and sea on October 7.

On the fifth day, the Israeli navy mentioned greater than 1,200 individuals, together with 155 troopers, have been killed in Israel whereas in Gaza, 950 individuals have been killed, together with 260 kids and 230 girls, in accordance with authorities there.

The embassy in Tel Aviv was fast to achieve out to a caregiver from Kerala who was injured within the rocket shelling within the metropolis of Ashdod on Saturday and has been always in contact together with her and her household in India.

The Indian group has additionally been taking care of her well-being and visiting her on the hospital. Her situation is steady.

In separate advisories by means of its official deal with on X, the Indian mission mentioned, “The Embassy has been working constantly to help our fellow citizens in Israel through a 24-hour helpline. Please remain calm & vigilant & follow the security advisories.”

It listed the 24*7 Emergency Helpline/Contact numbers: +972-35226748 and +972-543278392. It additionally supplied an e-mail: cons1.telaviv@mea.gov.in “We thank our fellow Indian citizens in Israel and outside for the many messages of appreciation which you have sent us,” the embassy mentioned in its submit. It additionally reminded Indian nationals in Israel to register with the embassy on the hyperlink: https://indembassyisrael.gov.in/whats?id=dwjwb

There are about 18,000 Indian residents residing and dealing/learning in Israel. A giant chunk of Indians residing in Israel work as care givers however there are additionally a couple of thousand college students, a number of IT professionals and diamond merchants.

The reassuring messages had a really calming influence on a few of the college students who referred to as PTI to say that “it gives them a lot of confidence.” As well as, the Indian mission in Tel Aviv can be actively searching for methods to help all of the Indians within the affected areas.

In the meantime, India’s Consultant Workplace in Ramallah (ROI) is consistently in contact with the 4 Indians residing in Gaza.

An official from ROI advised PTI that “we are in touch (with them) and are trying to help all Indians but the situation on the ground constrains our options.” The ROI additionally posted on X, previously often known as Twitter, “In light of the prevailing security situation, Indian nationals in Palestine can directly contact the Representative Office of India to address any case of emergency or needed assistance on the 24-hours Emergency Helpline.” It additionally gave two contact numbers.



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