Labor Minister reveals 10 men and 1 woman held hostage; 1,099 workers intend to return to Thailand.

The Labor Minister said that 1,099 Thai workers have expressed their desire to return home

On October 9, 2023, Labor Minister Mr. Bipat Ratsakitprakarn was revealed after presiding over a meeting to monitor the situation to provide assistance or care. Thai workers in Israel during the war, Inspector General of the Ministry of Labor Mr. Minister Counselor (Labor Department) at the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv with Mr. Samus Pattamasugan. At a meeting to hear a report on the situation from Kitana Srisuriya, 9 injured Thai workers, all male, were identified. 3 people were seriously injured and 6 people were slightly injured, divided into hometowns: Udon Thani 1 person, Nakhon Phanom 1 person, Nong Bua Lambu 2 people, Surin 2 people (severely injured), Ubon Ratchathani 1 person, Phayao 1 person, and Grab 1 person. . Eleven Thai workers who were taken hostage were arrested and detained, 10 men and 1 woman, separated by nationality. Divided by hometown: Udon Thani 5 people (4 male / 1 female), Nakhon Phanom 3 people, Surin 1 person, Sisaket 1 person, Nakhon Ratchasima 1 person.

Mr. Bibot added. In expediting the protection, care and assistance of Thai workers affected by this incident as fully and quickly as possible. We are now coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to plan for the safe return of our fellow Thai workers to Thailand in the near future. “Labor Assistance Center and Monitoring of the War Situation in Israel” has been established to receive information and coordinate information for relevant organizations. Help, protect and care for all mother workers in Israel as soon as possible.

For families of Thai workers who are unable to contact their relatives in Israel at this time, they can contact this address and coordinate assistance. The Employment Department’s hotline 1694 and 02 2456710 -11 have a 24-hour line open chat (link: for workers in Israel, contact (+972) 0544693476 and Employment Agencies in Israel (PIBA) 12 more companies

Additionally, the embassy has recently advertised for those wishing to return to Thailand. Fill in the information on the FACEBOOK system: Royal Thai Embassy, ​​Tel Aviv (all about Jewish cities). 1,099 Thai workers registered to report their intention to return to Thailand. As for assistance with benefits. Jobseeker’s Fund to Work Abroad Thai workers are protected and protected by law if they are members of the fund.

  • When faced with problems such as war, natural disasters or epidemics, assistance of 15,000 baht per person is provided.
  • In case of death abroad, 40,000 baht in aid abroad and final expenses actually paid must not exceed 40,000 baht.
  • Disability Allowance: 30,000 baht per person

“On behalf of the Minister of Labour, I want to assure our fellow Thai workers that we will do whatever we can to help them. Be assured of the “Mother Government” in both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labor to seek protection as soon as possible. We are ready to help Thai workers return to Thailand safely and provide the best protection and care. I wish all the Thai workers in Israel safe. We will do our best to bring all our colleagues to Thailand quickly and safely,” said Mr. Bibaut concluded.

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