US plans flights to evacuate citizens from Israel — White House

US plans flights to evacuate citizens from Israel — White House

The White House on Thursday said it was working to organise charter flights to help United States citizens leave Israel as the country reels from the massive attack by Hamas.

Fears of a regional conflagration have surged amid expectations of a looming Israeli ground incursion into Gaza, the crowded enclave from where Hamas launched its land, air and sea attack on Saturday.

The US State Department had noted that the known death toll of US citizens in the violence had risen to “at least 22.”

“Beginning tomorrow, (the) United States government will arrange charter flights to provide transportation from Israel to sites in Europe,” said White House national security spokesman John Kirby.

According to France 24, Kirby added that officials were “still working through some of the details”.

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