Thailand’s labor minister to visit Israel, monitor situation of citizens

Thailand’s labor minister to visit Israel, monitor situation of citizens

ISRAEL prepares to welcome Thailand’s labor minister for talks on job opportunities and a range of issues in the next few days.

Labor Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn embark on a four-day trip to Israel starting on the 26th of May.

He will meet with Thai workers in Israel and assess the current situation of citizens residing in the Jewish state.

He plans to assert to his Israeli counterparts that Thai nationals should only be assigned to work in safe zones.

Israel needs about 20,000 workers in the construction industry and the labor minister will try to convince Israeli officials to hire more workers from Thailand.

As many as 30,000 Thai workers, many of whom work on farms near Gaza, resided in Israel before Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. The attack killed 41 Thai nationals.

Six Thais remained under Hamas captivity since October 7 while 23 have been released. Two Thai hostages in Gaza were declared dead last week.

 

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