The United Kingdom has deployed a Rapid Deployment Team to Israel in order to facilitate multiple flights of at-risk UK nationals. The priority for today’s flights will be UK citizens who normally reside in the UK that are stuck in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The announcement reads below:
“The first flight is due to depart from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv today (Thursday 12 October).
Vulnerable British nationals will be prioritised for these flights. At this stage we will contact those who are eligible for the flights directly and British nationals should not make their way to the airport unless they are called.
Since Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, UK government officials have been working around the clock in London, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to support British citizens in the country. A Rapid Deployment Team has also been sent to Israel to bolster the efforts of British consular officials.”