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                            General
 Due to the fighting in Lebanon, the I.D.F. has implemented a
  policy concerning the evacuation of foreign nationals from
  Lebanese territory.
 Furthermore, a policy has been created coordinating the
  humanitarian relief efforts in Lebanon.
 All requests to either vacate foreign nationals from Lebanon or
  to supply Lebanon with humanitarian aid should be coordinated
  with the I.D.F. via the Strategic Planning and International
  Cooperation Division (SPINC Division).
 The Centre for the Coordination of Evacuation and
  Humanitarian Relief has been created in the SPINC Division
  HQ to handle the different requests.
 The centre is manned at all times by officers and NCO’s from
  the SPINC division, IDI and MFA representatives.
 The I.D.F. will enable the evacuation of foreign nationals
  and the supply of humanitarian aid to Lebanon via land,
  sea and air:
 Land:
     The IDF’s most recommended route for evacuation
       is the coastal road from Beirut via Tripoli leading to
       the Al-Arida border crossing with Syria.
     This route is not targeted by the Israeli Air Force
       and thus is the only advisable route out of Lebanon.
     All other routes out of Lebanon – east to Syria are
       NOT recommended and cannot be coordinated
       with the IDF.
 Sea:
          Passage through the Israeli Naval blockade
             can be coordinated. The Port of Beirut is
             the preferred point of exit.
            Special passage may be arranged for
             docking at the Ports of Tyre, Naqura, Sydon
             or Tripoli.
 Air:
          Airway passage of helicopters may be
             coordinated, for which a “safety box” has
             been created around the Port of Beirut.
            The IDF recommends the landing zone of
             the Port of Beirut, and the Police School of
             Beirut.
            The Beirut Airport is NOT available for
             aircraft landings.
                Humanitarian Aid

 As an act of goodwill, the government of Israel has
    agreed to coordinate the introduction of humanitarian aid
    to the civilian population in Lebanon.
 The two international organisations conducting the relief
    efforts are UNSCO and the ICRC.
 Countries desiring to assist in the humanitarian relief
    efforts should contact those organisations.
               Overall:
  170 Vessels from 17 countries.
    121 flights from 3 countries.
90 land convoys from 31 countries.
      Structure of the Centre for the Coordination of
           Evacuation and Humanitarian Relief


  Foreign Element


                Centre for the Coordination of
              Evacuation and Humanitarian Relief               Ops. Room:
                                                               SPINC Division
                                                               MFA
                                                               IDI
       Humanitarian Cell               Evacuation Cell
Liaison Officer-UNSCO




   Northern CO          Ops. Div.    Navy          Air Force        IDI
                 Principles of Action

 Nations conducting the evacuation will bear full responsibility
   for the evacuation operations. Israel will not be responsible
   in any way for the evacuation operations or for security
   measures that may be required to conduct them.
 The evacuating nations should be aware that they will be
   operating in active combat zones and should take
   appropriate and necessary precautions.
 The coordination with the I.D.F. is solely for the purpose of
   imposing the maritime and the aerial blockade and to avoid
   accidents.
 The evacuating forces should refrain from any acts that may
   be interpreted as hostile.
          Principles of Action - continued
 The evacuation forces should stay clear from buildings
   and locations associated with the Hizbollah and should
   refrain from any contact or assistance to Hizbollah and its
   members. Any such assistance may put the evacuating
   forces in danger and may cause the evacuation
   operations to come to a halt.
 Prior coordination with the Lebanese authorities may be
   necessary. The evacuating nations are responsible for
   any such coordination, if necessary.
 The execution of any evacuation operation is subject to a
   real-time assessment of the situation. Israel shall do the
   utmost to promptly inform the evacuating nations of any
   developments that may hamper or delay evacuation
   operations.

								
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