No reports of casualties among Thais in Israel


BANGKOK, July 14 — There were no reports of casualties among Thai nationals in Israel as fighting between Israel and the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip continues, according to Sek Wannamethee, director-general of Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Information Department. 

Mr Sek said Sunday that reports sent by the Thai embassy in Tel Aviv showed that up to 53 people were killed and more than 400 wounded as fighting between the Israeli and the Palestinian forces continues.

However, there were no reports of casualties among Thais living there, he said.

Mr. Sek said the Israeli government had given assurances that it would do everything it could to protect the lives of innocent people and also to end the ongoing violence as soon as possible.

“The Thai embassy is coordinating  closely with Thais in Israel by providing advices and assistance in case of emergency,” said Mr Sek.

“However, there’s still no need for an evacuation of Thais for the time being,” he said.