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Mexico sends planes to repatriate hundreds of nationals from war-torn Israel

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico has sent two planes into war-torn Israel to repatriate Mexican nationals. On Monday evening, the Mexican Air Force of the Secretariat of National Defense left the Felipe Ángeles International Airport bound for Israel.

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that they will begin the repatriation work of the Mexican men and women who voluntarily wish to leave Israeli territory for Mexico.

General Leobardo Ávila Bojorquez of the Secretariat of National Defense headed the first delegation of the first plane that began its flight to Israel Monday, from where nationals who voluntarily wish to return to Mexican territory will be repatriated.

The planes will stop in Ireland en route to Israel to pick up more than 300 Mexican Nationals who have requested a return home.

They were sent on instructions from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Two Mexican Air Force planes began the journey to Tel Aviv, Israel, to transport nationals seeking to leave the country after ongoing violence in the region.

The flights were coordinated by the Secretariats of National Defense (Sedena) and Foreign Relations (SRE).

The Government of Mexico, through its Embassy in Israel and the Representative Office in Palestine, has remained aware of the development of events to respond to queries and calls from Mexican people who live or are visiting Israel and Palestine.

Likewise, through the Embassy of Israel, the Government of Mexico is in contact with the relatives of the two missing Mexican men and the Mexican woman, while communication is maintained with Israeli authorities.

Approximately 5,000 Mexican residents are registered in Israel, two in the Gaza Strip and 35 in the West Bank.