198 Fijians reach Fiji from Israel

198 Fijians reach Fiji from Israel

By Navitalai Naivalurua , Rashika Kumar
Thursday 12/10/2023
[Image: Fiji Government]

198 Fijians who were in Jerusalem when war broke out between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza border have safely returned home.

They reached the Nadi International Airport at about 3am today and were welcomed by Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka.

They arrived on Fiji Airways flight 2394, which landed at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, on Tuesday night with a mission to bring Fijians home.

Minister for Home Affairs and Immigration Pio Tikoduadua says the audacious commitment of Fiji Airways, especially the valiant crew members who chose to fly into a nation at war, cannot be overstated.

He has also confirmed that the flight also brought back international travellers, including 13 Australians, 16 New Zealanders, 8 Samoans, 2 Canadians, 2 Filipinos and 2 Americans.

More to follow.

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