Gaza – Situation of our nationals (7 November 2023)


Two groups of French nationals, our staff and their families were able to leave Gaza yesterday and today via the Rafah crossing. They are safely in Egypt, where they are being looked after by the French Embassy and our Consulate General in Cairo, as well as teams from the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Center. The total number of people whose exit from Gaza was organized by France now exceeds 100.

We will continue our efforts over the coming days so that all our compatriots, our staff and their families may leave Gaza if they wish. This goal is central to France’s diplomatic efforts, including the visit by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on November 5.

The team at the Consulate General in Jerusalem has been in permanent contact with them since the start of the crisis and is continuing its efforts so that the last French nationals and staff members remaining in Gaza may now leave, if they wish to do so.

France thanks the Egyptian authorities for all their help in evacuating our nationals, our staff and their families from the Gaza Strip.

France stands alongside Egypt in increasing the humanitarian aid sent to the people of Gaza.