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PM speaks with head of IDF rescue mission

Netanyahu speaks with Col. Yoram Laredo, head of the IDF rescue mission to Nepal, who is at the site where the military is building its field hospital.

“The most important mission now is to rescue the Israelis stuck on Everest and continue the evacuation of the frozen lakes near Langtang. I instructed that the option be examined whether equipment, food and heating supplies can be dropped from small planes or helicopters. Say shalom to all of them, good luck and keep up the good work,” Netanyahu said.

Laredo told the prime minister “we landed here at dawn in Kathmandu, immediately unloaded our equipment, and now we are in the midst of preparing, building the hospital and all the other efforts, among them the effort to locate Israelis.

“Every Israeli that will come to us will get anything they need. I want to emphasize, we came here ready for the mission, motivated, prepared, proud to represent our country and hoping to really save lives and show results.”

An IDF team seen after landing in Nepal to help rescue efforts following the deadly earthquake, on April 28, 2015. (Photo credit: IDF)
An IDF team seen after landing in Nepal to help rescue efforts following the deadly earthquake, on April 28, 2015. (Photo credit: IDF)
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