MANILA, Philippines—Amid Israel’s air attacks on Gaza Strip, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has implemented a mandatory evacuation for Filipinos.
“In view of the threats to security posed by the Israel-Hamas conflict to Filipinos in the Gaza Strip, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 4 (Mandatory Repatriation) in Gaza,” DFA said in statement on Saturday.
Meanwhile, alert level 2 (restriction phase) was raised in areas in Israel within 15 kilometers from the border with Gaza, while alert level 1 (precautionary phase) remains raised in the West Bank and in the rest of Israel.
The agency said the Philippine embassies in Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Amman are ready to repatriate Filipinos from Gaza in coordination with concerned authorities of Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the United Nations and other international organizations operating in Gaza.
It said the DFA continues to closely monitor developments and called for the cessation of hostilities to prevent further loss of innocent lives.
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