US evacuates 17 US doctors from Gaza: White House

18 May 2024
2024-05-18 11:38

The United States on Friday evacuated 17 American doctors out of Gaza who had been stuck since an Israeli takeover of the Rafah crossing closed the border with Egypt. US diplomats arranged for the 17 doctors to leave instead through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel.

According to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, US National security advisor Jake Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel over the weekend for talks with leaders over the conflict in Gaza as humanitarian efforts are underway.

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