Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 12, 2023 / 14:40 pm
John Kirby, a White House National Security Council spokesman, announced during a Thursday press conference that beginning Friday the U.S. government will begin evacuating U.S. citizens from Israel through charter flights.
“Beginning tomorrow,” Kirby said, “the United States government will provide charter flights to provide transportation from Israel … to assist U.S. citizens who have, for whatever reason, not been able to provide commercial transit out of the country.”
Kirby said that the administration is still working through the details of arrangement but that the flights out of Israel will take Americans to Europe. He added that the administration is “exploring other options to expand the capacity of doing this. Including exploring whether it’s possible to help Americans leave by land and by sea.”
According to Kirby, the administration is aware of American citizens’ “demand” for assistance in getting out of the country and is “going to try the best we can to meet it.”