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The United States is actively considering ways to assist Americans seeking evacuation from the ongoing conflict in Israel.
National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby highlighted on NewsNation’s “The Hill” that commercial flights via Ben Gurion Airport remain operational, suggesting they might serve as a potential exit route.
Kirby advised Americans in Israel to “stay tuned” for forthcoming evacuation details, acknowledging that many Americans reside and work there, considering it their home. He emphasized, “We’re exploring many other options as well, to see if there’s other things that we could do to help Americans who want to leave.”
Discussions with airlines about alternative exit routes are underway, and more information is expected soon. In addition to evacuation considerations, concerns arise for Americans currently unaccounted for. The White House reports 17 Americans as missing, with some potentially being held hostage by Hamas. In addition, 22 Americans were killed in the attacks.
This comes as the State Department heightened its travel advisory, urging Americans to rethink any plans to travel to Israel.