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Israel: Angola will repatriate 17 citizens this week

Angola will repatriate 17 Angolan citizens who asked to leave Israel, out of the 36 residing there, the Angolan ambassador in Tel Aviv, Osvaldo Varela, told Lusa, estimating that the repatriation will take less than a week.


Six other Angolan citizens, these with non-resident status, have already left Tel Aviv and are currently in Lisbon, before returning to Luanda.

Speaking to Lusa, the diplomat highlighted that the embassy contacted the 36 Angolans residing in Israel, given the insecurity following the attacks by the Islamist movement Hamas, of which 11 were no longer in that country.

There are no missing Angolans, highlighted Osvaldo Varela.

Of the 25 Angolans who are in Israel, 17 have expressed interest in being removed, and are being supported by the Angolan government in the repatriation process.

"There will be no special flight, we are waiting for the agencies to place them on commercial flights. I think that in less than a week we will be able to remove everyone", highlighted the Angolan ambassador.

The six Angolans with non-resident status who have already left Israel asked to stop in Portugal, but have Tel Aviv-Luanda tickets, he added.

The Portuguese government made the C-130 available, from the Portuguese Air Force (FAP), which removed Portuguese, Portuguese-Israelis and citizens of other nationalities from Israel, to also transport Angolans, but as they had to go to Cyprus first, these Angolan citizens They ended up continuing their journey on a commercial flight, according to Osvaldo Varela.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, received the Israeli ambassador, Shimon Solomon, in Luanda this Wednesday to analyze the current situation in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The withdrawal of Angolan nationals residing in Israel was one of the issues discussed, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mirex).

Hamas, a movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007 and is classified as terrorist by the European Union, the United States and Israel, launched an unprecedented land, sea and air attack against Israel on Saturday, in the biggest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. in decades.

In addition to killing hundreds of people in that attack, Hamas kidnapped more than a hundred Israelis and foreigners that it holds hostage in the Gaza Strip.

The attack led Israel to declare war against the Palestinian extremist group and respond with bombings against the Gaza Strip.

The conflict has caused more than 1,200 deaths on the Israeli side and 1,055 in Gaza since Saturday, according to data updated by both parties.


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