The United States confirmed that 22 citizens were killed after the first attack by Hamas in Israel

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The United States confirmed that 22 citizens were killed after the first attack by Hamas in Israel

A spokesperson for the United States Department of State reported that currently there are 22 US citizens what is killed during the attack of the Islamist movement Hamas in Israel that started on October 7, which has now left as a result of death of more than 1,200 people.

“For now we can confirm death on at least 22 citizens American,” said the official quoted by the AFP agency, who added: “We send our deepest condolences condolences to the victims and the families of all those affected.

Formerly, the president of the United States, Joe Biden reported that American citizens who they died after the attack by Hamas there were 14; However, this Wednesday the number was updated.

Many countries have evacuated their citizens from Israel. Who are they?

Thousands of foreigners have been barred from Israel and the Palestinian territories since war broke out between the Islamist group Hamas and Israel on Saturday, a conflict that has left thousands dead.

Some countries have already started repatriation operations and others have already announced plans to evacuate their citizens. Below is an overview of the situation of these operations, according to the latest official announcements from some countries:

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Argentina

Argentina, a country where there is a large Jewish community, began Operation “Safe Return” on Tuesday to evacuate from Israel more than 1,200 citizens who requested a place on the military plane that arrived in Tel Aviv.

Austria

The government announced the departure on Wednesday of a first plane from the Austrian Airlines company. Another plane will leave on Thursday. In total, 300 people out of 8,000 Austrians living in the area asked to be evacuated.

Brazil

Brasilia has announced that it will deploy at least six planes to bring its citizens back to the country. The first flight, from Tel Aviv, landed on Wednesday with 211 passengers on board. The second will arrive in Brazil on Thursday. About 14,000 Brazilians live in Israel and about 6,000 in the Palestinian territories. Some have started traveling on commercial flights.

Canada

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The first flights operated by the Canadian military will begin evacuating nearly 700 Canadians who requested it on Thursday or Friday. In total, there are 4,200 Canadians in Israel and 470 in the Palestinian territories.

Spain

A plane of the Spanish Air Force landed this Wednesday morning at the military base of Torrejón, near Madrid, with “more than 200 Spaniards, citizens of the EU and citizens of third countries living in Spain, evacuated from Israel,” the Ministry reported.

A second return flight arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

France

The government announced on Tuesday that it will organize a special Air France flight on Thursday to bring back the French who have been unable to return to their country due to the cancellation of commercial flights.

Greece

About 90 Greeks were repatriated, according to Athens. Another flight is scheduled for Wednesday evening.

Mexico

The government announced on Tuesday that it had begun the first evacuation of Mexican citizens from Tel Aviv on a plane from the Ministry of National Defense and said that “in the next few hours” it would continue to return home.

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The US is working to get its citizens back from Israel

The United States reported that it is “actively” working with Israel and Egypt to provide a safe exit for the civilian population of Gaza amid the war unleashed after the bloody attack by Hamas, the White House on Wednesday.

“We are actively discussing this with our counterparts in Israel and Egypt. We support safe passage for civilians,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in a briefing.

On his part, the spokesperson of the National Security Council, John Kirby, sure that deer this is it “obviously WORRIED” for attack rockets of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah against northern Israel, as tensions rose after a surprise attack by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the White House said on Wednesday.

“We are watching with concern some of the rocket attacks that cross Israel’s northern border from Lebanon, which are clearly from Hezbollah: John Kirby.