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War in Israel: Tanzanian Students reported missing


The two Tanzanians, who were reported missing in Israel following recent attacks in the Middle East, are yet to be found.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that the Tanzanian embassy in Israel was trying to trace the whereabouts of the two Tanzanians, believed to be students who went missing in the region of Israel which was hit by the Hamas attack at the weekend.

Ambassador Alex Kallua was quoted by the BBC as saying that his mission has been in contact with more than 350 Tanzanians living in the country, most of them being students.

“We understand that there are two students missing in south Israel where the situation is not OK. The two were on their internship pursuing agri-business studies,” the envoy said.

“It is our hope that the two missing students are fine and we believe we will soon bring them back to safety,” he added.

The envoy also said that the embassy was meanwhile closely monitoring the situation to have everyone safe.

There are around 350 Tanzanians living in Israel, including around 260 students pursuing agricultural programs, according to the embassy.

In another development, German authorities are reported to be working with airlines to expand departure options for German nationals who are trying to vacate from Israel

It is suspected that over 1,000 people have been killed in Israel, according to the country’s Defense Forces’ Army Radio.

More than 830 other people have died in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, since the conflict erupted on Saturday.

Ongoing deadly airstrikes have displaced more than 100,000 people.

Many injured Palestinians are crowded in local hospitals.

According to Ambassador Gilad Erdan, the number of hostages held in Gaza is estimated to be between 100 and 150. Hamas, on the other hand, is claiming to hold more than 100 captives, including some Israeli army officers.

U.S President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris have assured Israel that the White House is supporting Israel.

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