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Body of 4th Missing Israeli Hiker Recovered in Nepal

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The mountain trek of a lifetime has ended for Israeli hiker Michal Gili Charkesky, whose lifeless body was recovered today from the Himalayas.

Israeli and Nepalese searchers found the body of the missing 36-year-old woman on Monday, according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, who said her family has been informed of her demise.

Charkesky disappeared in the Himalayas last week along with dozens of other hikers who were caught by surprise in one of the massive snow storms for which the mountain range is well known. The storm and a subsequent avalance so far has claimed the lives of 40, including four Israelis. At least 12 other Israelis were injures.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry told journalists on Monday that its embassy in Kathmandu is in the process of arranging for Charkesky’s body to be returned to Israel.

Keshav Pandey of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal said today (Monday, Oct. 20) was the last day of the search and rescue operation. “After this we can only hope that those who are missing will establish contact with us or with their families,” Pandey said.

“We don’t think that any tourist is missing now. I am getting reports that some local porters and tour guides who were on the trek have not been traced so far,” Pandey added. The search team has rescued more than 250 people.

Among the casualties were hikers from Canada, Israel, Japan, India, Nepal, Poland and Slovakia. Many died while trying to descend in freezing “whiteout” conditions from the highest pass of the 240-kilometer (150-mile) trail around Annapurna, survivors said.

Annapurna is known for its especially dramatic views of scenery that includes crags and hamlets for miles around.

PA Terrorist Was in Contact with Hezbollah-Linked Cell

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) released for publication Thursday that a four-person Palestinian Authority terrorist cell was arrested, including one who was in contact with a Hezbollah-linked cell in Jordan.

The cell was compromised of terrorists of the Palestine Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and carried out a shooting attack on hikers at Wadi Kelt in the Jordan Valley last month. No one was injured, but the hiker’s car was damaged.

The terrorists are from the Hevron and Shechem areas, and one of them, Aied Assad Marka, told investigators that he had met with terrorists in Jordan who said they worked with the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Four other suspects were arrested following the initial investigation. One of the suspects is a 30-year-old woman from Shechem who helped gather information before the cell carried out the shooting attack at Wadi Kelt.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently has praised the chairman Mahmoud Abbas for preventing terror, relying on the statistic that no Israeli was killed in a terrorist attack in 2012. He has not spoken on the issue since a PA terrorist stabbed 31-year-old Evyatar Borovsky in Samaria in May.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/pa-terrorist-was-in-contact-with-hezbollah-linked-cell/2013/06/27/

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