War in Israel: 12 Greek citizens safely exit Gaza via Rafah


The removal of "about 7,000" foreigners and people with dual citizenship from the Gaza Strip is underway, with the contribution of Egypt, as Cairo announced earlier.

Following the actions of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the coordination of the Embassy of Greece in Cairo and the Consulate General of Jerusalem, 12 Greek citizens passed safely through the Rafah border crossing in Gaza and are now in Egypt.

On Thursday morning, Egypt's foreign ministry called a meeting in Cairo with representatives of foreign embassies to provide information on the documents needed to allow citizens of their countries to enter Egypt from the Palestinian enclave.

"Over 60 Nationalities"

Speaking to foreign diplomats, the Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister said that Egypt was preparing to "facilitate the reception and removal of foreign citizens from Gaza through the Rafah crossing" and added that there were "about 7,000 over 60" nationalities.

The ministry did not provide details on the timetable for the withdrawal plan from the Gaza Strip.

Greek, Turkish FMs discuss preparations for High-level Cooperation Council meeting

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister George Gerapetritis spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan on Wednesday.

They discussed the preparations for the High-Level Cooperation Council between Greece and Turkey in Thessaloniki on December 7 and developments in the Middle East, diplomatic sources said.

According to Turkish sources, discussions during the phone calls centred around potential steps toward achieving an immediate cease-fire, working toward lasting peace, and ensuring the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

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