10 Japanese, 8 Palestinians Evacuate from Gaza to Egypt

People enter the Rafah border crossing to Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Ten Japanese nationals and eight Palestinian family members who had expressed a desire to leave Gaza evacuated to Egypt by land Wednesday, Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said at a House of Representatives Security Committee meeting Thursday morning.

The Foreign Ministry said one Japanese national it is in close contact with has not requested evacuation and still remains in Gaza.