The second batch of three Myanmar nationals stranded in Israel were safely evacuated yesterday.
They left Tel Aviv by flight on 31 October and arrived back in Myanmar by MAI flight yesterday evening via Bangkok, Thailand.
They were welcomed back by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Disaster Management Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and their family members at Yangon International Airport.
Up to now, a total of seven nationals have been brought back under the government evacuation plan.
One of the returnees, Mg Yein Tain said, “I have been working in the agricultural sector in a village of Israel for four years. Then, I moved to the downtown area. When I arrived there, the situation was not like before and I returned to Myanmar. I had to stay in the bomb shelters when they used rockets in the war. Except this condition, there is nothing to worry about. The Myanmar Embassy in Israel issued a notification and I contacted them to return. I thank the government for its repatriation as I could return to Myanmar.”
Mg Khaung Gal said, “I live in Tel Aviv and have been attending an agricultural training school for over four years. When the war broke out, I saw the announcement of the embassy on Facebook that they made necessary arrangements for those wishing to return, and so I contacted them. The government arranged this in detail. I thank the government when I want to return to my country while I miss it. I want the government to support the Myanmar nationals in future. It will be the best for those living in Israel to return to their country amid the war. I want to urge them to contact the embassy to return home.”
Similarly, Ma Htet Htet Wai said, “I have been attending school there for over three years. I contacted the embassy to return. The embassy made arrangements for us to be back in Myanmar. I would like to thank them as they supported us when we asked for help.” — MNA/KTZH