Boy rescued in Nepal.
Boy rescued in Nepal.Reuters

In the wake of the major earthquake in Nepal and nearby areas, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an assessment of the situation, via telephone, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

It was agreed to dispatch – as soon as possible – a rescue delegation including medical elements.

The delegation will land near the affected zone and make its preparations until it becomes possible to land in Nepal. Israelis in the affected zone will receive the means necessary to return to Israel.

The Prime Minister, on behalf of the Israeli people, conveyed his condolences to the people of Nepal and says that Israel will render such assistance as may be required.

The President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, said after news of the catastrophe: "Our thoughts and hearts go out to the people of Nepal dealing with this awful disaster, and with our loved ones who are in distress. The State of Israel is reaching out to to help the search and rescue of the many victims."