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Biden says American citizens will leave Gaza through Rafah border crossing

President Biden on Wednesday said the U.S. has secured safe passage for wounded Palestinians and for foreign nationals to exit Gaza for Egypt. 

“We expect American citizens to exit today, and we expect to see more depart over the coming days,” Biden wrote in a post on X. “We won’t let up working to get Americans out of Gaza.” 

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller later said during a press briefing that there are “around 400 Americans in Gaza with whom we are in communication, who have expressed a desire to leave” and that there are “a number of American citizens who have crossed through Rafah and are in Egypt today.”

Egypt, Israel and Hamas earlier came to an agreement allowing limited evacuations out of Gaza and into Egypt through the Rafah crossing after Qatar mediated talks.  

 

“I mean, they are putting obstacles up to allow us to get folks out,” Kirby said. 

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Andrea Vacchiano contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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