The Thai Cabinet has agreed to offer 50,000 baht (about $1,400) as well as preferential loans to Thai workers who still remain in Israel due to financial circumstances to leave the country, Thai newspaper Nation reports.
“Prime Minister Settha Thaweesinh stressed that the cabinet had decided to use cash incentives to try to persuade Thai workers to return home now that the clash between Israel and Hamas has escalated. The prime minister noted that the Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv reported that as ground operations, so the aerial bombing has expanded, and it is too dangerous to continue living in Israel,” the publication says.
Thaweesin added that the government had analyzed the situation and concluded that several Thais were reluctant to leave Israel due to financial problems. As a result, it was decided to provide $1,400 in compensation to each Thai worker returning from Israel, they will also be eligible for a soft loan of $4,100.
Thailand’s Foreign Ministry confirmed last Sunday that 32 Thais were killed and 19 wounded in the fighting, with another 22 being held hostage.