Polish tourists from Israel will be evacuated by military Hercules. One of the Hamas hostages is said to be Alex Dancyg – a historian, collaborator of Yad Vashem, participant of the Polish-Israeli dialogue, Pole and Israeli. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not comment on this matter.
“Military Hercules flew to Israel to evacuate our compatriots. We will be there as long as the situation requires. The best Polish pilots take part in Operation Neon. The special forces medical team is also on standby,” wrote Mariusz Błaszczak on social media. The head of the Ministry of National Defense previously informed that about 200 tourists in Israel are waiting to return to Poland.
Poles stuck in Israel
Stuck in Tel Aviv, among others, trip from Chełm. The director of the State Music School admitted in an interview with Polsat News that “everyone is safe.” – We are at Ben Gurion airport. We could have used the hotel provided by the carrier, but the kids simply (at the airport – ed.) feel safe here because we have shelters provided, said Andrzej Wojtaszek. He added that “they are waiting for an evacuation because their flight has not been moved, but completely canceled.”
The head of the National Security Council, Jacek Siewiera, announced that he had talked to the chairman of the National Security Council of Israel, Tsachi Hanegb. One of the topics was the issue of the planned evacuation of Polish citizens in the coming hours. “In the coming time, we will be in constant contact with the Israeli side,” assured the head of the National Security Bureau.
A Pole a hostage of Hamas?
According to the Israeli government, Hamas took more than 100 people hostage. “Alex Dancyg – Friend of Poland, historian, former employee of the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, wonderful storyteller, spokesman for cooperation between Poland and Israel, was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists. “Citizen of the Republic of Poland,” Jarosław Papis, president of the Hatikva Foundation, revealed on the X website (formerly Twitter).
“Yesterday I waited a long time for an answer… Today Alex Dancyg, historian, collaborator of Yad Vashem, participant of the Polish-Israeli dialogue, Pole and Israeli, is on the list of missing residents of Kibbutz Nir Oz who were taken to Gaza as hostages. Alex, you will come back and answer. I believe,” added TVN24 reporter Marcin Gutowski. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not comment on the matter.