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Foreign Ministry: 19 Ukrainians killed in Israel, 4 in Gaza

by Dinara Khalilova and The Kyiv Independent news desk October 31, 2023 3:37 PM 2 min read
An aerial view of destroyed buildings following the Israeli airstrikes in Al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on Oct. 12, 2023. A Ukrainian family lived in this neighbourhood until their house was destroyed amid Israeli airstrikes. (Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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Another Ukrainian child was killed as a result of the hostilities between Israel and the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko told Hromadske media outlet.

This brings the total death toll of Ukrainians in the Palestinian enclave to four, including two children, Nikolenko said on Oct. 31. Six more Ukrainian citizens residing in Gaza have been injured, he added.

According to Nikolenko, 19 Ukrainians are confirmed to have been killed in Israel. Another person is missing, the spokesperson told Hromadske.

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As of Oct. 23, more than 500 Ukrainians had been evacuated from Israel. Meanwhile, over 300 Ukrainians in Gaza have requested evacuation, but the Rafah border crossing into Egypt is still closed.

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