On Tuesday members of Israel’s Joint Disaster Response Team rescued ten Israelis stranded at the Kopan Monastery just outside of the hard-hit capital of Kathmandu.
The Israeli team was compromised of the volunteer rescue organizations ZAKA, United Hatzolah and F.I.R.S.T, and completed its rescue mission at the monastery just a day after touching down in Nepal.
In order to reach the monastery, the team used jeeps from the Kathmandu Chabad House. The travelers were in good health but traumatized by their ordeal, and on the journey back to the Chabad House from where they will fly back to Israel, they contacted their worried families.
The children of Rabbi Chezky and Chani Lifshitz, Chabad Shluchim in Nepal in the midst of rescue efforts following the earthquake, have safely arrived in Israel on Tuesday.
They will be staying with their grandparents in the city of Rechovot as their parents continue to offer shelter, food and support to the many Israeli and Jewish backpackers affected by the disaster.