U.S. evacuating 150 from Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The State Department is preparing to evacuate 150 Americans and their non-American family members from the Gaza Strip.

"The department, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem are taking the necessary steps to help them depart as soon as arrangements can be made for their safe travel," State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid said Monday, according to news reports.

Earlier this month the United States evacuated 16 Americans and 11 non-American family members from Gaza to Amman, Jordan.

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