News Brief 4/20/2006, Nisan 22, 5766
Israeli Tourists Safe in Nepal Riots
(IsraelNN.com) Israeli tourists have not been harmed in the recent violence in Nepal, according to Israel’s Ambassador in Katmandu, Dan Stav, nor have they become embroiled in the anti-king protests there.
Thousands of people marched on the capital in violent pro-democracy riots that have left two dead and more than 40 in critical condition after Nepalese police fired rubber bullets as well as live ammunition at the crowd.
Stav told Israel Radio Thursday that there was no lack of food in the country, despite a fuel shortage. He said there was no need to evacuate Israeli tourists.
A ‘shoot-on-sight’ 2:00 am to 8:00 pm curfew was in effect on Thursday in an attempt to prevent anti-monarchy protests against King Gyanendra’s control over the country. No passes have been issued to diplomats, journalists or to human rights monitors.