Sweden says some of its citizens have left Gaza, more to leave

(Reuters) - More Swedish citizens or residents will be able to leave Gaza on Tuesday after the first group was given permission to leave from Monday, the foreign ministry said.

The ministry had said earlier that 80 people were given an opportunity to leave Gaza on Monday as fighting goes on in the Israel-Hamas war, and some had done so by crossing the Rafah border into Egypt.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed that another 100 Swedes will be given the opportunity to cross the border tomorrow," it said in an email to Reuters. "We expect that more Swedes will soon be able to leave Gaza."

There are more than 500 people with Swedish citizenship or residence permits who have asked for assistance to leave Gaza.

The Danish foreign ministry also on Monday said two Danes left Gaza on Sunday evening, in addition to two others who left last week. The ministry is still working on enabling those remaining on the Danish evacuation list to leave the Palestinian enclave, it said.

(Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen in Copenhagen and Nerijus Adomaitis in Oslo; editing by Grant McCool)