Hoeven: Entire Holy Cross Tour Group Booked on Flights Home, Scheduled to Depart over Next Several Days

Senator Spoke with Holy Cross Tour Director, Has Been Working with State Department & Group Leaders to Ensure Safe Return from Israel

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Jane Alatrash, the tour director for the Holy Cross church group visiting Israel, who confirmed that the entire tour group are booked on flights home and scheduled to depart over the next several days. Hoeven has been working with the Department of State and coordinating with the group’s leaders, including Father Phil Ackerman, to ensure the North Dakotans are brought home safely following the attack by Hamas-led terrorists on Israel.

“We’ve been in contact with Jane Alatrash, the tour director for the Holy Cross church group, and have confirmed that all members of the group are booked on flights back to North Dakota. We’ve been working with the State Department, Father Ackerman and others to coordinate their safe return as quickly as possible. This is a welcome piece of good news as we continue to see the results of Hamas’ terrible attack against Israel. We continue to pray for the victims, offer our unequivocal support to Israel and work to contain Iran’s efforts to spread violence and hate.”