4 Dec 2023

Five New Zealand residents escape Gaza, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters says

4:29 pm on 4 December 2023
Trucks leave Gaza's Rafah border crossing with Egypt during an Israeli airstrike on October 10, 2023. Gaza's border crossing with Egypt, its only one that bypasses Israel, was hit by an Israeli air strike on October 10, 2023 for the second time in 24 hours, witnesses and a rights group said. Witnesses said the strike hit the no-man's land between the Egyptian and Palestinian gates, damaging the hall on the Palestinian side.

The Rafah crossing, between Gaza and Egypt (file photo) Photo: AFP / Said Khatib

Five New Zealand permanent residents have escaped Gaza through the Rafah crossing overnight.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters shared the development on X (formerly Twitter).

Last month at least 11 New Zealanders and three permanent residents made it out of Gaza.

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