US arranging evacuation flights from Israel starting Friday, Kirby says

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced Thursday that the U.S. will start arranging charter flights for Americans to leave Israel beginning Friday. 

Kirby said the U.S. government is “acutely aware of limited availability right now on commercial flights out of Israel and the demand signaled by U.S. citizens who may want to depart. 

“The president has asked his team to ensure that we are assisting U.S. citizens who do want to leave Israel and providing them with a safe means of doing that,” he said. “So beginning tomorrow, the United States government will arrange charter flights to

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