President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) confirmed that he will welcome, on Monday night (13), Brazilians rescued from Gaza. The flight with the group of 32 people should land at the Brasília Air Base at 11:30 p.m., after stops in Las Palmas (Spain) and Recife.
It took 36 days until Brazilians were allowed to cross the Rafah crossing, on the border between Gaza and Egypt, on Sunday morning (12).
“Monday starts with a lot of work. Meeting with ministers, sanction ceremony of the Bill that updates the Quota Law and, in the evening, I will receive Brazilians and Palestinian relatives arriving in Brazil from Gaza. Good morning and a great week to everyone”, wrote the president on social media.
Monday starts with a lot of work. Meeting with ministers, ceremony to sanction the bill that updates the Quota Law and, in the evening, I will receive Brazilians and Palestinian relatives arriving in Brazil from Gaza. Good morning and a great week to everyone.
— Lula (@LulaOficial) November 13, 2023
Understand in 6 points what the journey to Brazil will be like
- The 32 Brazilians crossed, on Sunday (12), the Rafah crossing, the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt;
- The group was boarded in vehicles chartered by the Brazilian Embassy in Egypt and headed to Cairo;
- They spent the night in the capital of Egypt, where they received support from the federal government;
- On the morning of this Monday (13), they boarded the VC-2 plane, belonging to the Presidency of the Republic;
- The flight will make technical stops in Las Palmas (Spain) and Recife;
- Disembarkation at Brasília Air Base is scheduled for 11:30 pm today.
Any new requests from Brazilians to leave Gaza will be evaluated, says Mauro Vieira to CNN
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mauro Vieira, told CNN on Sunday that new demonstrations by Brazilians interested in leaving the Gaza Strip to escape Israel’s attacks must undergo future analysis. According to him, for now, there is no new list.
The chancellor stated that the Brazilian diplomatic representation in Palestine has contact with Brazilians and family members who are registered with consular services. To date, there have been no new requests for repatriation.
“If new names appear, they will be dealt with from now on,” said Vieira. “Anyone who expresses interest will be welcomed and will be placed on a list for future treatment.”
A possible new list of Brazilians who want to leave the conflict zone will have to be sent to the region’s authorities. “It will depend on the location of these people, their contact, their need and willingness to leave,” said the minister.
As CNN found, in addition to this first group that managed to leave Gaza after 35 days since the start of the conflict, there is a second list that has between 40 and 50 people interested in leaving the region.
*With information from Lucas Mendes, from CNN, in Brasília
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Source: CNN Brasil
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