US Embassy to evacuate nationals in Israel by sea

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 Oct 2023

US Embassy in Israel announced on Sunday that US nationals and their family members, with valid travel documents, may depart Haifa via sea for Cyprus on Monday, 16 October.


Boarding will proceed in order of arrival and is on a space-limited basis, the embassy said in a statement.

US nationals and their families will be responsible for their travel to Haifa, as well as their accommodations and onward travel from Cyprus, it noted.

On Saturday, Egyptian authorities refused the passage of foreign residents of Gaza through the Rafah crossing, except as part of a foreign aid delivery agreement.

Egyptian authorities also requested that the US commit to the entry of humanitarian aid without Israeli tampering. 

Meanwhile, British citizens in Gaza received instructions to remain prepared for potential openings of the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, the BBC reported.

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