75-year-old Jamal Abdel Latif also blames the German embassy in Ramallah. “Answering an email can’t be too much in a situation like this,” says Latif, who studied at the Technical University in Berlin in the 1980s and now wants to leave the country with his wife and two children. The only thing he was told was: “We warned that no one should drive into the area.”
The Foreign Office in Berlin says that “intensive work” is being done to enable German citizens to leave the Gaza Strip. On Friday, a large group was able to leave the war zone for the first time. According to the Foreign Office, over 30 Germans left the country via the Rafah border crossing. “We are continuing our efforts and working intensively to ensure that more Germans can leave the country,” it continues.
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