White House Will “Assist” Americans To Leave Israel

October 14, 2023

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—œ๐˜€๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ โ€ฆ

United States National Security Council coordinator John Kirby in White House a press briefing on Thursday announcing that the U.S. is organizing flights to help Americans leave Israel.

๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—œ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€: Kirby noted that along with the efforts beginning on Friday, the U.S. is also โ€œexploring other options to expand the capacity of doing this, including whether itโ€™s possible to help Americans leave by land and by seaโ€ amid fighting in the now six-day-old Israel-Hamas war in which at least 2,600 people have died from both sides. On Thursday, Kirby also noted that the number of Americans who have been killed is now at 27, while the number of those who remain unaccounted for is at 14.
๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜: The Associated Press reports, โ€œU.S. officials estimate 160,000-170,000 Americans are in Israel, as residents, tourists or in some other capacity. An estimated 500 to 600 American citizens are in Gaza, including people who have been working as humanitarian workers or visiting relatives.โ€ Currently, the borders to exit Gaza are sealed, however, Biden administration officials have noted that the U.S. is working with Israel and Egypt to establish safe passage for those who would like to leave Gaza.
๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ: While the White House has not used the term โ€œevacuationโ€ regarding the U.S.โ€™ efforts to assist Americans in Israel, commercial means to leave Israel have largely halted.

by Jenna Lee,