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Volunteer veterans help evacuate hundreds of Americans from Israel as country’s ground offensive nears

A Washington, D.C.-based veteran organization called Special Operations Association of America (SOAA) is working to help hundreds of stranded Americans evacuate from Israel and to safety, as the war between Israel and Hamas continues to ramp up in preparation for a ground invasion.

The group’s current operation is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the ground team is collaborating with local authorities, Israeli forces and the U.S. government to solidify numbers of Americans who need to get out, while also identifying their locations.

Once the information is obtained, special ops teams work hand-in-hand with those agencies to evacuate the Americans to safety.

 

The withdrawal from Afghanistan presented several humanitarian and logistical challenges, proving how vital the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can play in similar operations.

“This acknowledgment has led to a more constructive and efficient two-way communication and coordination between governmental bodies and NGOs involved in the Israel evacuation effort,” Cook said.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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