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Concerns Mount as Filipinos Unaccounted for in Israel-Palestine Conflict

Seven Filipino nationals are currently "unaccounted for" in the ongoing violence, according to Philippine government sources.

Government officials from the Philippines have confirmed that seven Filipino nationals are currently “unaccounted for” amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

There are concerns that one of the missing individuals may have been “abducted.” 

A report from the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv mentioned that a Filipina recognized her husband in a video on social media, which depicted a man being held by armed individuals, possibly in Gaza. However, this information is yet to be verified.

Government’s Efforts:

Government authorities have assured that they are working tirelessly to account for the missing Filipinos, and investigations are ongoing to ascertain their whereabouts and safety.

Injuries Confirmed:

According to the latest update from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa), two Filipinos have been confirmed to have been injured in the attacks. Both are currently in the process of recovering.

Owwa chief Arnell Ignacio stated that one of the injured individuals has been hospitalized, while the other, who suffered from suffocation, is recuperating at a hotel in Tel Aviv. The agency has ensured their safety and well-being.

Evacuation Plans:

The Philippines has not yet announced evacuation plans for the approximately 30,000 Filipinos working in Israel. Officials are cautious, stating that repatriation will be carried out “at the right time,” according to reports from local media.

Eduardo de Vega, another foreign ministry official, clarified that mandatory evacuation is “not yet being considered” at this time.

Escalating Conflict:

The ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has resulted in a significant loss of life, with more than 1,500 people reported dead. The situation remains tense, with threats from Hamas and increased mobilization of Israeli forces.

The safety and well-being of Filipinos in the region remain a top concern for the Philippine government as they monitor and respond to developments in the conflict.

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