Thai Injured During Israel-Palestine Conflict


The violence in Israel has affected Thais living there, with one injured in the conflict, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said on Wednesday.

The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv reported that clashes between Palestinians and Israeli authorities have escalated and tensions are expected to continue, he said.

Thais living in Israel are advised to follow the situation closely and avoid travelling to protest sites, Mr Sangrat said, adding that a report had emerged of a Thai being injured in the violence. The embassy is reported to be taking care of the matter.

On Tuesday, the embassy arranged for a flight to bring 222 Thais back to the kingdom.

All underwent COVID-19 testing 72 hours before their journey and the results were all negative. Upon arriving in Thailand, they will be quarantined for 14 days, he said.

Hamas militants have launched dozens of rockets at Israel after Israeli airstrikes killed senior commanders and felled a multi-storey building in Gaza.

Reports say several locations in southern Israel were hit, killing a young child in Sderot.

The escalation of the fighting, which began on Monday, has prompted the UN to warn of a “full-scale war”.

At least 65 people in Gaza, including 14 children, and seven people in Israel have been killed since then.

The fighting erupted after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in East Jerusalem which culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by Muslims and Jews.

Further violence in Israeli areas with mixed Jewish and Arab populations led to the arrests of more than 374 people on Wednesday evening, Israeli police said, and 36 officers being injured.

There were reports in Israeli media of both Jewish and Arab individuals being attacked by mobs in Israeli towns and cities.