A second group of 74 Hispanic-Palestinians and family members managed to leave this Tuesday the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing and is already in Egypt, according to diplomatic sources.
The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, He had already announced that it was expected that some 80 Spaniards and their families could cross into Egyptafter 40 had already done so, of them 33 Hispanic-Palestinians and seven relatives, half of them minors.
Albares has not offered exact figures of the number of Spaniards and relatives that the Government plans to help evacuate from Gaza, there has been talk of between 170 and 190, although he has acknowledged that it will surely take some more operations like those of these last two days to complete it. .
He The first group is already in a hotel in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, where they were transferred by bus last night accompanied by staff from the Spanish Embassy.. They will be joined by this second group, which is already heading towards this city, according to sources.
At the moment, the Government has not announced the sending of a military plane to bring them to Spain, presumably in the hope that they can all leave Gaza and travel together.
However, the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, already said last week that everything was prepared to carry out this operation and that her department and Foreign Affairs were working in a coordinated manner. as has already happened in other recent cases of evacuations, such as Afghanistan, Sudan or Niger.