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Seventy Russian citizens managed to be freed from the Gaza Strip

Group of 70 people, its passport holders Russian Federation, he was able to leave the Gaza Stripannounced yesterday Sunday the Russian authorities, who declared last week that they were “shocked” by the delay in the hasty removal of the country’s nationals.

“70 Russians crossed the crossing point in Rafah”, controlled by Egypt, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations clarified via Telegram.

Earlier, it announced that Russian nationals who were expecting to leave the Palestinian enclave, which is besieged and pounded by the Israeli army after Hamas attacked sectors of Israeli territory on October 7, “passed” the checkpoint.

The ministry did not clarify how many Russians are still waiting to be allowed to leave the Gaza Strip.

Last week, Russian diplomacy said it was “shocked” at the delay in the hasty evacuation of Russian citizens from the small enclave to Egypt. “We cannot understand why” the process is being blocked, said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, adding that everything is “ready” from the Russian side.

According to Russian media, about 1,000 citizens of Russia and former Soviet republics have expressed a desire to leave the Gaza Strip.

The expedited removal of foreigners, dual nationals and injured and sick Palestinians, which began on November 1 through the Rafah border crossing – the only exit from the small enclave not controlled by Israel – has been repeatedly interrupted, notably by shelling. which, according to aid organizations, have hit or targeted ambulances.

Source: News Beast

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