Israel honors Malayali nurses, saves elderly couple from Hamas attack

Israel honored two Malayali nurses who risked their lives to save an elderly couple in an attack by Hamas. Israel honored Sabita, a native of Keezhapally, Kannur, and Meera, a native of Kottayam, as Indian Superwomen.

When Hamas militants stormed the home of Ram Shmaulikin, 85, and Rachel, 76, in the town of Nir Os Kibbutz in southern Israel, 2 kilometers from the Gaza border, on October 7, two home nurses working there successfully stopped them from harming the couple.

They did not budge even as the soldiers tried to break open the door with guns and other heavy objects. The iron door of the shelter room was closed with all its might for five hours. They were able to leave the shelter room only after the Israeli army secured the area. By then all their neighbors had been shot dead or captured.

During the war, a plane was sent from India but refused to return. The nurses said that no matter how terrible the war is, they are with Israel. Israel honors their courage and determination on Women’s Day.

New Delhi on Tuesday marked Israel’s 76th anniversary by calling on Hamas to release 128 citizens of Israel held hostage by Hamas on October 7, 2023. The National Day of Israel was organized by the Embassy of Israel in India. Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra was the chief guest at the function.