Published October 12, 2023 8:54 PM IST
As reported by Chaim V’Chessed, the US Department of State intends to assist in the evacuation of US citizens stranded in Israel. Now, initial details of the plan have been released.
The State Department has sent the following communique to US citizens who registered with the Department.
We are writing to update you on U.S. government assistance to depart Israel. We plan to offer transit options beginning on Friday, October 13, but it will take some period of time to schedule everyone seeking to depart. If you choose to take this departure assistance, transportation will be by air to Athens or Frankfurt, or sea from Haifa to Cyprus. You will not be able to choose your destination – we will assign you to the next available flight or ship.
Chaim V’Chessed has learned that United Airlines will be bolstering service from Athens to Newark, to service passengers arriving there from Tel Aviv.
It should be noted that passengers will need to assume financial responsibility for their travel. The cost is not yet known. Elected officials, such as Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) have vocally criticized the US government decision to charge its citizens for the transportation costs.
Chaim V’Chessed will continue to provide information as more details become available.