U.S. readies plans for mass evacuations if Gaza war escalates

The Biden administration is preparing for the possibility that hundreds of thousands of American citizens will require evacuation from the Middle East if the bloodshed in Gaza cannot be contained.

  • This comes following Israeli forces, aided by U.S. weapons and military advisers, prepare for what is widely expected to be a perilous ground offensive against Hamas militants responsible for the stunning cross-border attack that has reignited hostilities.

The administration, who has shown forceful public support for Israel, has turned its attention in part to the complicated logistics of abruptly having to relocate a large number of people.

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