‘Relocate to safe areas’: Indian embassy issues advisory to its nationals in Israel

The missile attack in northern Israel killed one Indian and injured two others

Israel Lebanon attack The Israeli army uses white phosphorus to create a smoke screen in Lebanon, as seen from Israel’s border with Lebanon in northern Israel | Reuters

After an Indian national was killed and two others were injured in a missile attack in Israel, the Indian embassy released an advisory asking the Indians to relocate to safe areas within the country. 

"Given the prevailing security situation and local safety advisories, all Indians in Israel, especially those working in or visiting border areas in the north and south, are advised to relocate to safe areas within Israel. The Embassy remains in touch with the Israeli authorities to ensure the safety of all our nations," read the advisory. 

According to Zaki Heller, spokesperson for rescue services Magen David Adom (MDA), the missile hit a plantation in Margaliot in the Galilee region in northern Israel.

Who was the Indian killed in the strike?

The deceased man hailing from Kollam, Kerala was identified as Nibin Maxwell (30). Two other Keralites--Bush Joseph George and Paul Melvin-- were injured in the attack as well. 

Reportedly, Maxwell had gone to Israel just two months ago. While talking to the reporters, Maxwell's father said that he was in Muscat and Dubai before he went to Israel. 

Maxwell left behind a four-and-a-half-year-old daughter and his wife is pregnant. 

The attack is believed to be carried out by Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah has been targeting regions near the border since the Gaza war began after the Hamas attacks on October 7.

Maxwell's body is expected to be brought back to Kerala in four days after completing the formalities.

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