Brazilian woman and three children who left the Gaza Strip arrive in Brazil this SaturdayDisclosure/FAB
According to the Brazilian Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine, the woman, whose identity was not informed, and her four- and two-year-old children could not go out because she was pregnant. After the child was born, on December 24th, authorization to leave the region that is in conflict with Israel could be issued.
The family was received by the Brazilian embassy team in the Egyptian capital, shortly after crossing the Rafah border, in the south of Gaza, with the African country. Rafah is the highest security point in Gaza.
Before crossing the border, the four were housed in Rafah in a house rented by the Brazilian representation in Ramallah, Palestine, with guaranteed resources for food, water and medicine, receiving assistance until they crossed the border.
This is the fourth specific repatriation operation with Brazilians who were on the Palestinian side of the conflict, a process that requires more complex coordination. This is because the only border for civilians to leave the war zone in Gaza is in the south of the enclave, in Rafah, on the border with Egypt. To leave Palestinian territory, you must have your name on a list approved by authorities in Israel, Egypt and Palestine. In total, 149 Brazilians and close relatives were rescued, 117 from Gaza, including the current family, and 32 from the West Bank.