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PM holds consultation on Nepal

Israel is focusing on two main efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country on Saturday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, “We are focusing on two efforts. Our first effort is to locate and rescue Israelis who are in distress in Nepal and enable their safe return home. To this end we are continuing operational and diplomatic activity with the Nepalese government and with other elements. At the same time, we are operating a field hospital in Nepal to help the Nepalese people in their hour of distress. We are operating under two principles: All Israel is responsible one for the other, and Israel extending a hand in humanitarian assistance in Nepal as it has done in many other places around the world.”

The prime minister was speaking at a special briefing on the situation.

IDF Home Front Command officials briefed participants on progress in setting up a field hospital in Nepal that will be able to treat approximately 200 patients a day.

Netanyahu commended the work of the Foreign Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the IDF and Magen David Adom.

A photo released by Magen David Adom on Tuesday, April 28 2015 shows a Magen David Adom paramedic treating a patient in Kathmandu, Nepal, after the earthquake that hit the country last week. (Photo credit: Courtesy Magen David Adom)
A photo released by Magen David Adom on Tuesday, April 28 2015 shows a Magen David Adom paramedic treating a patient in Kathmandu, Nepal (Photo credit: Courtesy Magen David Adom)
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