Breaking News: 12 Thais killed in Israel-Gaza violence: Government: The administration of the government said on Monday that twelve Thais had died in the fighting between Israel and Hamas terrorists while organising an evacuation of its people. Enoughinfo.com
According to spokesperson for the foreign ministry Kanchana Patarachoke,The Thai embassy in Israel was informed of the fatalities by the victims’ employers.
She stated that after the conflict broke out on Saturday due to Hamas’ massive onslaught. Eight more Thais had been injured and eleven had been taken prisoner.
The labour ministry in Bangkok estimates that there are around 30,000 Thai employees in Israel. Most of whom are employed in the agricultural sector.
Israeli soldiers have started to relocate labourers out of hazardous zones. This was according to Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.
Breaking News: 12 Thais killed in Israel-Gaza violence: Government
“There are 1,099 who have registered to return home,” Phiphat said in an interview on Thai television.
“We have about 5,000 labourers working in the fighting zone.”
The timing and other specifics of any evacuation were still being worked out. But the thing is that the Thai air force jets were prepared to bring people home. This was according to spokeswoman, Kanchana Patarachoke.
The fighting between Israel and Gaza has claimed the lives of over 1,100 Palestinians, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a “long and difficult” battle to come.