In connection with the aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about 80 Ukrainian citizens expressed a desire to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip. This was reported in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, informs Interfax-Ukraine.
"It is preliminary known that about 80 citizens of Ukraine expressed a desire to be evacuated from the enclave, they were asked to form a list and send them to diplomatic missions for further processing," the agency's interlocutor said.
According to the source, the development of events remains unpredictable, it is possible that Israel will conduct a ground military operation in the Gaza Strip, which will lead to great destruction and casualties, including among the civilian population.
About 1,600 Ukrainian citizens live in the Gaza Strip (mostly Ukrainian women who are married to Palestinians and their family members).
A new phase of the escalation of the conflict has begun between Israel and Palestine. The reason for this was the recent clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli police on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as well as the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court to postpone the consideration of the controversial case of the resettlement of Palestinians.
Against the background of these events, on May 10, rockets flew towards Israel from the Gaza Strip. Israel responded with an air attack. On the evening of May 11, the parties to the conflict again began to exchange missile strikes and continue to do so as of now. There are people killed and injured, including among the civilian population.