In solidarity with Israel and mourning the tragic assault by Hamas that had claimed hundreds of lives, including 10 students from Nepal, Shalom Club Nepal organized a butter lamp vigil at the revered Bouddhanath Stupa in Kathmandu on 10 October Tuesday.
Shalom Club Nepal is an alumni of the Nepalese educated and trained in Israel.
The butter lamp vigil provided a somber venue for individuals from diverse backgrounds to come together in a collective moment of reflection and solidarity.
Expressing deep condolences to the bereaved families over the lost of both Israeli and Nepali citizens, the Acting President of Shalom Club Nepal, Kapil Dev Regmi said the impact of this incident marked as a grim chapter in history that must not be repeated.
He also lauded the Salom Club Nepal’s unwavering support for Israel.
In an unprecedented surprise attack in southern Israel by Hamas –an acronym for Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya (in English, Islamic Resistance Movement), the Palestinian Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, launched its coordinated attack on southern Israel on October 7, firing rockets, invading Israeli towns and army bases, killing hundreds of people, many of them civilians, and taking Israelis hostage.
Hamas was formed in 1987 as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political group founded in Egypt in the late 1920s is designated by many nations as a terrorist organization, has been leading armed resistance against Israel for decades and also controls one of the two major political parties in Palestine.
Meanwhile, Israel has stepped up its offensive in Gaza following Hamas’ weekend assault that killed at least 1,200 people and injured thousands more, CNN’s latest report added.