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Two Sri Lankan women detained in Israel to be repatriated to Jordan

Colombo (LNW): Two Sri Lankan women arrested several days ago by Israeli and Jordanian border officials on the allegation of unlawfully entering Israeli land are set to be returned to Jordan, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tel Aviv confirmed.

The duo had made an illicit entry into Israel via the Jordanian border, the Embassy said in a note.

Sri Lankan Ambassador to Israel Nimal Bandara identified the women as a 50-year-old and a 44-year-old, and asserted that a decision has been made to repatriate them to Jordan.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel would collaborate with its counterpart in Jordan to ensure the safety and oversee subsequent matters concerning the two women, he added.

These arrests occurred in the backdrop of a conflict between Israel and Palestine.

There have been reports of a Sri Lankan woman in Israel losing her life in the ongoing strife, with another woman missing and a man injured.

In related news, Sri Lankan officials in Palestine confirmed the safety of individuals from three Sri Lankan families in Southern Gaza, and assured that they have sought assistance from the Red Cross for evacuation from Gaza.

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