Second plane evacuates 155 Ukrainians from Israel
On Monday, October 16, a second plane left Tel Aviv, Israel, carrying 155 Ukrainian citizens
The Ukrainian Embassy in Israel reported this.
The evacuation plane departed from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and flew to Cluj, Romania, with the help of HiSky.
The embassy assisted 107 women and 23 children with the necessary procedures and documents for their departure.
The Ukrainian Embassy in Israel stated, "We are still working to find all possible ways to evacuate more Ukrainian citizens."
War in Israel: Evacuation of Ukrainians
On October 7, the Palestinian groups Hamas and "Islamic Jihad" launched a significant attack on Israel from the air and ground. They aimed to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. They fired 2,000-3,000 rockets into Israel and captured seven communities in the south.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Israel "in a state of war" due to the invasion by Hamas militants. The government officially declared a state of war using Article 40 Aleph from 06:00 on October 7, the first time in 50 years since the 1973 war.
On October 14, Dmytro Lubinets, the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to assist Ukrainians in leaving the Gaza Strip. At that time, 243 people needed evacuation.
On the same day, the first evacuation flight with Ukrainian citizens took off from Tel Aviv, Israel.
As of the evening of October 15, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that Ukraine has already evacuated more than 200 citizens from Israel and Gaza. Another 260 Ukrainians remain in Gaza.