Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantisYoni Kempinski

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order today (Thursday) authorizing rescue operations to bring Florida residents back from Israel and to provide supplies to Israel amidst the war started by the Hamas terrorist organization.

"Today I signed an executive order authorizing rescue operations in Israel to bring Floridians home and transport supplies to our allies. We will not leave our residents behind. To the many Floridians who are stuck in Israel, trying to get home — help is on the way," DeSantis wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

DeSantis, a candidate for the GOP nomination for the 2024 presidential race, has been outspoken in his support of the State of Israel and his condemnation of Hamas following the massacre of over 1,300 Israelis by Hamas terrorists on Saturday.

On Wednesday, the Florida Governor announced legislation that would prohibit the state from doing business with companies that support Hamas and other terrorist organizations.

"In Florida, we don’t capitulate to state sponsors of terrorism. We sanction them. My legislative proposal ensures Florida will not do business with companies that support terrorist groups like Hamas. I urge other states to follow Florida’s lead," he wrote on X.

The US State Department also announced that starting tomorrow, it would organize charter flights for American citizens and their families who have been unable to leave Israel due to the cancellation of so many commercial flights over the last five days.

“The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of US citizens overseas," the State Department said.