No information on injured Georgian citizens amid Israel terrorist attacks - Ambassador

  • Zhvania noted several citizens were taken to safety and emphasised the Embassy was in “constant” contact with Israeli Defence and Foreign ministries, as well as the police. Photo via Government Administration

Agenda.ge, 8 Oct 2023 - 13:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania on Sunday said the country’s Embassy had not received any information about injured Georgian citizens amid ongoing terrorist attacks in Israel.

Zhvania noted several citizens were taken to safety and emphasised the Embassy was in “constant” contact with Israeli Defence and Foreign ministries, as well as the police.

Several dozen Georgian citizens returned to the country from Israel yesterday evening, the Ambassador said, adding those who could not return were placed in a hotel with the help of the Embassy.

There has not been a terrorist act of such scale in the country [Israel] for many years, it is practically impossible to remember any event in the history of Israel that resulted in so many victims. [...] This is the most difficult period in the history of the State of Israel, in the life of the Jewish nation”, Zhvania stressed.

The Georgian Foreign Ministry also said earlier today that four Georgian citizens, who were at the centre of the attacks in the Gaza Strip amid the attacks, were taken to a safe place.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country “is at war" after Gaza militants launched a “surprise attack” on Saturday morning, firing thousands of rockets and entering Israel, the media reported.

At least 300 people died and thousands of others were wounded amid the attacks, the country’s officials said.

Georgian officials, including the country’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, President Salome Zourabichvili and Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili yesterday condemned the attacks on Israel.

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