US embassy authorizes departure of diplomat families, non-essential workers

Tal Schneider is a Political Correspondent at The Times of Israel

The US State Department authorizes the departure of family members of diplomats and non-essential workers from Israel amid the fighting with Gaza, but says the embassy remains open.

“The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas, including US government personnel serving abroad,” says an embassy spokesperson.

“The Embassy remains open. We remain diplomatically engaged at the highest levels and that will continue,” the spokesperson adds.

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