2 Israelis refuse airlift, stay in Nepal to help locals

Two Israelis who were contacted by Israeli rescue services in Nepal decide to remain in Nepal help the local community there.

Rescue teams paid for by insurance companies finally managed to get in touch with Aviv Rosen and Yonatan Molcho after not hearing from them for three days.

The two were on the traditional trip many Israelis go to after finishing military service. When the time came and Israelis lined up for their place on the helicopters, Rosen and Molcho refused.

Yafa Rosen, mother of Aviv, responded with mixed feelings: “It is certainly not easy, but I understand he has values and thinks about others beside himself,” she tells Ynet. “I am very proud of my son, I think the entire country should be proud of such a boy who doesn’t just up and leave but stays behind to help dozens of people. He stayed behind [and didn’t fly back home] because of his love for mankind, not in order receive anything.”

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