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President Biden has hailed the diplomatic breakthrough that allowed the first civilians to leave Gaza after weeks of being trapped in the conflicts.
Mr. Biden thanked Qatar, in particular, of his support in the negotiations.
He said the development was a result of intense diplomacy.
American citizens are able to exit today as part of the first group of probably over a thousand.
We'll see more of this process going on in the coming days, working nonstop to get Americans out of Gaza as soon as safely as possible.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to visit to the region on Friday.
Our international editor Jeremy Bowen reports from southern Israel.
At last, the gates of the Rafah Crossing were opened.
Some foreign citizens were allowed to leave Gaza for Egypt for the first time since Israel imposed its siege.
Convoys of aid trucks are moving into Gaza, though not nearly as many as the UN and aid agencies say unnecessary.
Ambulances went in for the seriously wounded.
Hamas's media office in Gaza, says 195 people were killed in Israel's attacks near the Jabalia refugee camp on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It says more than 120 people are still missing most likely under the rubble.
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has visited Gaza for the first time since the fighting began.
Philippe Lazzarini said everyone he'd met at a school sheltering Palestinians made homeless by the fighting had asked for food and water.
He told reporters he was shocked.
We saw almost every children trying to express their way that they need to eat. They need to have water.
I never ever have seen something similar in Gaza when I came before after conflict.
The UN secretary general Antonio Gutierrez said he's appalled by the escalating violence in Gaza, including the killing of women and children in the densely populated camp.
Israel's defense minister Yoav Gallant says the Israeli military has dropped more than 10,000 munitions on Gaza City alone.
The BBC has found that Israeli attacks have landed in areas Palestinians were told to go to for their own safety.
Thousands of people have fled to southern Gaza, which is continued to come under bombardment.
BBC Verify has examined four Israeli attacks last month using video from social media.
In Khan Younis and Rafah, Israel advised people to move to areas that were bombed days later.
The IDF responded by saying it takes precautionary measures to avoid harming civilians.
It says it communicates with Gaza's residents using leaflet jobs and other systems.
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