This is reported by “Public“, referring to information from the Embassy of Ukraine in Egypt.
“According to a local resident, a citizen of Ukraine, who coordinates the Ukrainians on the spot, as of 5:00 p.m. on November 7, it was possible to evacuate about 20 people. They were to be met by representatives of the embassy at the border with Egypt,” the report says.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk reported that as of November 7, 101 citizens of Ukraine received permission to evacuate from the Gaza Strip.
“We have received the first permission, how many people will actually pass – we will see in the evening,” he added.
In addition to 101 Ukrainians passing through Egypt, another 367 people received permission to evacuate through Israel. The evacuation began on November 7 and will continue the next day.
War in Israel: evacuation of Ukrainians
On October 7, the Palestinian armed groups Hamas and “Islamic Jihad” launched a massive attack on the State of Israel in several places from the air and on the ground. The head of the armed wing of Hamas, Muhammad al-Deifa, said that his fighters launched the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation. According to him, these actions are designed to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The Palestinians fired 2,000-3,000 rockets into Israel and simultaneously captured 7 communities in the south.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the invasion of Israel by Hamas militants and declared that the country is “in a state of war”. The country’s government applied the so-called Article 40 Aleph, officially declaring a state of war from 06:00 on October 7.
On October 14, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, arrived in the capital of Egypt, Cairo, to help Ukrainians get out of the Gaza Strip: 243 people needed evacuation then.
In the evening of the same day, the first evacuation flight with Ukrainian citizens took off from Tel Aviv, Israel.
As of the evening of October 15, as reported by President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Ukraine was able to evacuate more than 200 citizens from the territory of Israel and Gaza. Another 260 Ukrainians are in Gaza.
On October 16, a second evacuation flight carrying 155 Ukrainian citizens left for Romania from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv, and later a third evacuation flight with 74 Ukrainian citizens left for Bucharest.
On October 20, the Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces announced that they would begin evacuating residents from the northern city of Kiryat Shmona, which is located on the border with Lebanon.
Yevhen Korniychuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Israel, reported that as of October 23, 337 citizens of Ukraine, who are mostly in the south of the Gaza Strip near the Rafah crossing to Egypt, have volunteered to evacuate.
On October 31, Israel’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine, Michael Brodsky, announced that 25 Ukrainian citizens had died as a result of a Hamas attack in the country.
On Wednesday, November 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the relevant agencies began the preparatory phase of the evacuation of 358 Ukrainians from Gaza through the Rafah checkpoint to Egypt.