DAR ES SALAAM: At least nine Tanzanian citizens who were in Israel returned home safely Thursday in the course of ongoing war between Israel and Palestine.
The citizens were received by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Communication, Stephen Byabato at the Julius Nyerere International Airport, who said that the home coming of the nationals was the government’s initiatives in ensuring that their people are safe worldwide.
On Saturday the government announced a plan for evacuating its citizens living in Israel and neighboring areas amid the escalating violence in the region.
“The government through its embassy in Israel set up a procedure to return all Tanzanians who would like to return home, but we are still persuading other Tanzanians who are still in Israel to see the need to return home until the situation there stabilizes,” a statement from the ministry’s communication unit read.
According to the BBC, Hamas’ attacked Israel on 7 October leaving at least 1,300 killed while several were abducted causing an outbreak of war between the two countries.