Still more victims. The toll of French people killed in Hamas attacks against Israel has increased again with 39 deaths recorded and still nine missing, Paris announced on Saturday.
“France deplores the tragic death of new French nationals, which brings to 39 the toll of French victims in the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas against Israel,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Furthermore, “nine compatriots are still missing. It is now confirmed that some of them are hostages of Hamas. » The last count reported 35 French people killed and 9 missing or held hostage.
While the Hamas attack was the deadliest for the French people since the Nice attack in July 2016, Emmanuel Macron asked his teams to “think” about a national ceremony to pay tribute to them.
In Gaza, five French nationals were able to be evacuated from Wednesday November 1st. They were an archaeologist and four rescuers from Médecins Sans Frontières. Friday, nearly 40 new French nationals were evacuated from the enclave. On Saturday, around fifty other evacuations of French people are planned, declared on France Inter Olivier Becht, the Minister Delegate responsible in particular for Foreign Trade and French people abroad.
“We are ensuring the evacuation of our nationals in Gaza: 34 French people were able to leave yesterday, we are expecting around fifty today,” he said. We are working to ensure that every French person who wishes to reach the national territory can be evacuated in the best possible security conditions. »