Moscow calls for a security corridor for the evacuation of Russian citizens from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict zone, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said at a meeting with Israeli Ambassador Alexander Ben Zvi.
“The Russian side emphasized the exceptional importance of urgently resolving all issues related to ensuring a security corridor for the evacuation of citizens of Russia and other CIS member states,” – it says in a message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the negotiations.
How stated Israeli ambassador to TASS agency, rocket falls are also recorded in northern Israel. According to him, the Palestinian group Hamas is launching attacks from the Gaza Strip using long-range missiles. Currently, counter-battery fire continues between the Israeli army and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in northern Israel.
Press Secretary of the Russian Mission to the Palestinian National Autonomy Aliya Zaripova previously told Vedomosti reports that the situation in the Gaza Strip is catastrophic. According to Zaripova, now the representative office cannot help Russians in Gaza, since it is impossible to enter the territory of the strip.
“The evacuation from the enclave is still being worked out. At the moment, there are more than 700 people on the lists, of which more than 400 are Russians,” noted Zaripova.
On October 7, Hamas began military operations against Israel. The militants attacked the army’s border units and entered Israeli populated areas, seizing military and civilian hostages. The Israel Defense Forces responded by launching Operation Iron Swords. Israel announced that the country had entered a state of war.
The total number of deaths, according to the latest data, is more than 3,000 people. Today, October 13, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported the death of about 1,850 people and more than 7,000 injured; in Israel, on October 11, it was reported that 1,300 were killed and about 3,300 were injured.