270 evacuees from Israel land in Florida on a flight chartered by Ron DeSantis

270 evacuees from Israel land in Florida on a flight chartered by Ron DeSantis

Miami – A group of 270 evacuees from Israelamong them 91 children, arrived at the airport tampa of a plane chartered by Florida after the governor of this state, Ron DeSantiswill sign an executive order to bring back residents who were stranded in that Middle Eastern country.

The evacuees – US citizens except one of them – arrived in this city in western Florida on Sunday night aboard a EuroAtlantic airline plane and were received on the tarmac by the governor himself and his wife, Casey DeSantis.

For these transfers, the Government of Florida has partnered with the organization Project Dynamo, which on Sunday afternoon brought seven other evacuees to Orlando, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“It is truly heartbreaking to see the destruction unfolding in Israel”said Bryan Stern, president and founder of this organization created in Tampa in 2021 and which includes former United States military personnel and veterans, who carry out rescue operations in conflict zones.

According to the governor, The evacuees who arrived in Florida on Sunday are the first of others who in the coming days will also do the same on charter flights that will land in the Tampa International Airport.

This as a consequence of an executive order signed last Thursday by DeSantis, in which he orders the state Office of Emergency Management to transfer citizens who are stranded in Israel to Florida, in view of the interruption of commercial flights of the main airlines. Americans.

The airports of cities with numerous Jewish communities in the United States, such as New York and New Jersey, have also been the scene of emotional meetings over the weekend between people from Israel and their relatives in this country, as reported by CBS.

The federal administration, for its part, has also chartered planes to bring Americans from the conflict zone.the first of which landed on Friday in Athens, from where passengers made connections to different cities in the United States, the State Department reported on Friday.

The Middle East is experiencing a humanitarian crisis after the surprise attack carried out on October 7 by the Islamist group Hamas in Israel, which has left more than 1,400 dead, according to official figures.

For their part, Palestinian authorities have indicated that more than 2,600 people have been killed since Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip began and another 9,200 have been injured.

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