The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs appealed to Indonesian citizens or Indonesian citizens. Who are currently in the Palestinian territories and Israel to be alert amidst the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip. Based on the latest data, there are currently 45 Indonesian citizens in Palestine, with 10 in the Gaza Strip and 35 in the West Bank. Meanwhile, there are 230 Indonesian citizens who are carrying out religious tourism at various points in Israel.
Initially, there were 13 Indonesian citizens record in the Gaza Strip, but three of them have left the Gaza area for Egypt and Indonesia. So currently the total number of Indonesian citizens in the Gaza Strip is 10 people.
To date, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that no Indonesian citizens have become victims.
situation in Palestine and prepare contingency plans. “Evacuation is one part of the contingency plan,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lalu M. Iqbal in a written statement, Tuesday, October 10 2023.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Indonesian citizens in Palestine and Israel to increase their vigilance and continue to communicate with Indonesian Representatives. Indonesian citizens who have plans to visit these two regions are advise to postpone it. said Iqbal.
“And for those who have planned a trip to these two regions, cancel their plans until further notification from the government,” he continued.
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto said the government was working on the evacuation of Indonesian citizens living in Palestine and Israel. Prabowo made this statement after participating in the Twilight Parade at the National Defense Field, Ministry of Defense, Central Jakarta.
“We are working on the evacuation,” said Prabowo at the Ministry of Defense Office, Monday evening, October 9 2023. For emergencies, Indonesian citizens are asked to immediately contact the Indonesian Embassy in Amman hotline at +962 7 7915 0407, the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo at +201022229989, or the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut at +9613199493.