According to the Georgian Ambassador to Israel, Lasha Zhvania, the situation in Israel remains challenging. However, the visit of the US Secretary of State and meetings with regional leaders provide hope that the crisis will not escalate into large-scale regional conflict.
Regarding Georgian citizens in Israel, Zhvania mentioned that there are no reports of wounded or injured Georgian citizens. However, it is known that several dozen Georgian citizens are participating in combat operations.
“The embassy has resumed normal operations, following a relatively relaxed regime announced by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in certain parts of the country. The offices and educational institutions are open,” he stated.
Regarding the return of Georgian citizens from Israel, Zhvania noted that in the past three weeks, 1,550 Georgian citizens have left Israel. This figure includes people with dual citizenship of Israel and Georgia.
“While there are currently fewer direct flights due to reduced demand, flights can be arranged on demand, and direct flights via Cyprus are possible,” he added.