We hope Aviv will be found alive
Aviv arrived in Bali on May 25. He came alone and that is his first trip to Indonesia.22 Juni 2019 20:56
Aviv Mishal, pemuda asal Israel dilaporkan hilang sejak berselancar di Pulau Nusa Lambongan, Bali. (Instagram)
SAR team has continued to search Aviv Mishal who has been missing since he was surfing on the water of Nusa Lembongan island in Bali Province on Monday.
As an Israeli citizen, he arrived in Bali using American passport because Indonesia and Israel has no diplomatic relation. He came alone because his friend does not have another passport beside Israeli one. He came to Bali for the first time.
The family heard about this bad news for first time from the US Consulate in Denpasar. "He can go to Indonesia because he is also American citizen. So, he can continue to Indonesia while his friend can't," said Sivan Mishal, her sister, in an exclusive interview with Faisal Assegaf from Albalad.co via WhatsApp today.
How did the family knew about this bad news for first time?
When the last time you communicated with Aviv?
Sunday. My sister talk to him.
What did he say?
He remembered the things they did when he was in our country, at home.
Whem did Aviv arrive in Indonesia?
He arrived in Bali on May 25.
His friend came back to Israel after they travelled to Philippine. Why did Aviv choose to continue his jurney to Indonesia?
He can go to Indonesia because he is also American citizen. So, he can continue to Indonesia while his friend can't. He knows Bali is very beautiful, so he can travel and he wanted it.
According to Aviv's plan, how long he will stay in Bali?
He wanted to fly (back to Israel) next week.
Did he have any plan to visit other place in Indonesia beside Bali?
Yes. But he must go to Singapore to get the visa again before come to Indonesia to visit other places.
Which places he wanted to go after Bali?
We don't know excatly which places.
What the latest development about Aviv until today?
They keep searching him by any tool they have. We know that he is into the sea. The wave so high so he can reach anywhere.
Does your family have any plan to come to Bali to see searching operation of Aviv?
My dad and uncle already there.
Are you optimistic that Aviv will be found alive?
Yes, you should be as well.