In Memoriam of:

Prabesh Bhandari

Age: 24

From: Nepal

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Prabesh Bhandari, 24, a Nepali student from the Salyan district who was working in Israel, was murdered by Hamas terrorists on Kibbutz Alumim on October 7.

He was one of 10 Nepalese students killed in the Hamas onslaught against southern Israel.

“It had been less than a month since he had traveled to Israel and just over three weeks since he had started his work,” his aunt Sobha Sejwal told Al Jazeera following news of his death.

According to his family, he left for Israel on September 12 and started working a few days later harvesting pomelo citrus fruits. He was hoping to spend a year working and saving up money to build a house for his family. But he never even managed to collect his first month’s salary.

His aunt told the news outlet that her nephew was calm, disciplined, and determined: “He was always the first in his class,” she said. “He said he would own a big farm someday and employ all of us.”

A Nepali news site wrote that before Bhandari left for Israel, he told his parents: “Now you don’t have to worry too much. I went abroad, your son is now earning money. I will build a new house and take care of you.”

His high school, Jyoti Punja Academy, wrote on Facebook that Bhandari’s “life was tragically cut short.”

“From the very beginning of his educational journey at Jyoti Punja Academy, Prabesh showed exceptional promise and dedication,” the school wrote. “He was an outstanding student, consistently setting an example for his peers. His commitment to learning was evident from the moment he enrolled in the school… His drive and ambition in pursuit of knowledge were truly inspiring.”

The school added that it would “remember him not only for his academic achievements but also for his kind and compassionate nature.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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