Israelis Advised Not to Visit Tibet

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Foreign Ministry advised Israelis to cancel all "non-essential" visits to Tibet.

"The Foreign Ministry is anxiously monitoring events in Tibet and hopes that order is restored to the region soon," read a ministry press statement.

The recent wave of violence began March 10, 49 years after Tibetans failed to free themselves of Chinese rule in their region.

While the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, reported that 10 Tibetans were killed and 12 policemen wounded during violent protests, Tibetan exiles in Dharamasala, India, reported 100 Tibetans killed rallying for independence.

Tenzin Takla, a senior aide to the Dalai Lama, said the bodies of 26 Tibetans were found near the Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, the region's capital, and three more bodies were discovered near a mosque. Two more Tibetans were killed near a Buddhist temple in the city, and five girls were killed in the city center.

While Tibetans dream of the independence of several decades ago, the Chinese government says it has ruled Tibet since the 13th century.

Source: YNet news service

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