In response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has initiated a mission to evacuate Australian citizens and other nationals from Israel.

Since the deployment began on October 13, the RAAF has utilized KC-30A Voyager and C-17A Globemaster III transport planes to carry out a military-led departure operation from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This critical mission aims to ensure the safety of Australians and other foreign nationals caught in the midst of the conflict.

A Swift Response to an Evolving Conflict

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles emphasized the importance of the government’s actions to safeguard Australian nationals. He stated,