French foreign ministry says 42 people evacuated from Gaza

The Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, on January 29, 2024. (Said Khatib/AFP)
The Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, on January 29, 2024. (Said Khatib/AFP)

France evacuated 42 people from Gaza today, including French nationals and staff of the French cultural institute, France’s foreign ministry says.

“After a request from France, 42 people today left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing,” the ministry says in a statement. It adds that more than 200 people have now left the stricken territory, following official French requests.

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