White House begins work to evacuate U.S. citizens from Israel
The Biden administration will start evacuating U.S. citizens out of Israel on Friday.
Charter flights will be arranged for American citizens and their immediate family members who are seeking to leave following the Hamas attack.
The State Department said that it expects to coordinate the safe departure of thousands of U.S. citizens each week.
“We're also 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,” said National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby.
American citizens seeking to leave Israel are encouraged to fill out a form at the U.S. Department of State website. Officials say this will help them process requests and to gauge how great the need is.