Colombians Cheer as They Are Evacuated From Israel by Air Force

Colombia’s Defense Ministry announced on Thursday, October 12, that its air force had evacuated 110 Colombian nationals from Tel Aviv amid the Israel-Hamas conflict sparked by the October 7 surprise attack.

“Happiness and gratitude is what 110 Colombians feel in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the arrival of the first plane of the Colombian Air Force that will take them to Lisbon,” the defense ministry said on Facebook.

This footage shows Colombian nationals posing with a Colombian flag in front of an aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport before boarding.

The South American nation joins a growing list of countries rushing to evacuate their citizens this week in response to the most deadly attack on Israel seen in a generation. Credit: Colombian Ministry of National Defense via Storyful