THE THAI Embassy in Tel Aviv arranged for the return of 19 more Thai workers injured in the Israel-Hamas war with the El Al airline flight having departed at 4.30 a.m. local time this morning (Oct. 13) and due to land at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 5.15 p.m., Naewna newspaper and TV Channel 7 said.
Yesterday 15 Thai workers flew back home with the help of the embassy while 26 others had purchased their own ticket to do so.
Meanwhile Israeli Ambassador Mrs. Orna Sagiv told Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin during talks at Government House this morning that people had now been moved four kilometres away from the danger zone.
She added that her government regrets the death of innocent people and is ready to care for all such people living in Israel as if they were their own citizens. As of yesterday 21 Thais have died in this war.
Srettha mentioned that there are approximately 30,000 Thai people in Israel and he is closely following up on the situation in talks with Thai ambassador Ms. Phannapa Chandrarom while working out a plan to provide assistance.
He also voiced concern about 16 Thais taken hostage by Hamas and urged the Israeli government to help get them released while also helping around 6,000 Thais who want to return home do so.
Top: The second batch of Thai workers returning home this evening, Oct. 13, 2023. Photo: Naewna
Insert and Front Page: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin holding talks with Israeli Ambassador Mrs. Orna Sagiv. Photos: Matichon