The Embassy of Ukraine in Israel, together with the parties involved and international partners, is taking steps to organize the evacuation of Ukrainians from the Gaza Strip. The press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel reported this.
The report says that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the government, the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and special services to organize the return of Ukrainian citizens to their homeland from the Gaza Strip, where the armed confrontation continues to escalate.
"Currently, the Embassy, together with all parties involved, as well as our international partners, is taking measures to evacuate Ukrainian citizens from the Gaza Strip. Ukrainian citizens who find themselves in a conflict zone and need help to return home should contact the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel under the Palestinian National Authority by phone: + 972-59-969-95-61 or by e-mail [email protected]," the statement reads.
As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.
According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants.
And the UN Security Council is going to convene on a session on May 12 to discuss the situation in the zone of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Later, Israel declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod, as a conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified.