Creating new perspectives since 2009

Israel evacuates embassies in Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco: Israeli Broadcasting Authority

October 19, 2023 at 8:03 pm

This picture shows an Israeli flag inside the newly opened embassy of the Jewish state, in the Bahraini capital Manama, on 30 September 2021 [MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel has evacuated several of its embassies in the Middle East, including in Bahrain, Jordan and Morocco, according to the Israeli Broadcasting Authority’s official website on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

Without giving details, the Authority reported that Israel has evacuated several of its embassies in the Middle East, including the embassies in Bahrain and Morocco.

The Israeli Authority further stated: “The embassy in Jordan was evacuated at the start of the war by the order of the Foreign Minister, Eli Cohen, and the Ministry’s Director-General.”

The conflict in Gaza, under Israeli bombardment and blockade since 7 October, began when Hamas initiated Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, a multi-pronged surprise attack that included a barrage of rocket launches and infiltrations into Israel by land, sea and air. It said the incursion was in retaliation for the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and growing violence by Israeli settlers.

The Israeli military then launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza is experiencing a dire humanitarian crisis, with no electricity, while water, food, fuel and medical supplies are running out.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an “immediate humanitarian cease-fire” to ease the “epic human suffering.”

At least 3,785 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza, while the figure stands at more than 1,400 people in Israel.

Report: Morocco asked Israel representative to leave