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19 South Africans Evacuated From Gaza Set To Return Home On Tuesday

Nineteen South Africans who have been evacuated from the war-torn city of Gaza are set to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The Department of International Relations said that the group managed to flee Gaza and cross safely to Egypt on Monday.

The Middle Eastern city has been the epicentre of a bloody conflict between Israel and Palestine which has seen thousands of people die from both sides.

Since the re-escalation of conflict on 7 October, the Israeli government says about 1,200 of its civilians have been killed while the number for Palestinians killed is over 15,000 according to it’s health ministry.