US State Dept: 150 Americans, family members to be evacuated from Gaza

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January 12, 2009 19:40

 
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The State Department says it is planning to evacuate about 150 Americans and non-American family members from Gaza, where Israel is continuing military operations against Hamas. Spokesman Gordon Duguid said US diplomats in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were taking steps to help them leave once arrangements could be made with Israel for their safe travel out of the conflict zone. The State Department has already evacuated 27 people, 16 Americans and 11 non-American family members, from Gaza since the fighting began on December 27. The Council on American Islamic Relations said Wednesday that the Gaza home of two American children aged three and six had been hit by Israeli fire and urged the department to take immediate action to assist US citizens trapped by the fighting.

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