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NCPO calls on Israel to move Thais

Hamas rocket kills worker near Gaza

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Bangkok demanded Thursday that Israel "immediately" relocate about 4,000 Thai nationals working near the Gaza Strip to areas safe from the fighting following the death of a Thai worker killed in a rocket attack, a Foreign Ministry spokesman says. 

About 27,000 Thai workers like these tomato pruners work in mostly agricultural jobs for Israel, mostly in the Gaza strip area now a centre of violence in the Middle East. (File photo)

Sek Wannamethee said the Thai embassy in Tel Aviv has coordinated with the Israeli Foreign Ministry to move about 4,000 Thai workers 10-20km from the areas of fighting near the Gaza Strip for safety reasons, but no evacuation has happened yet.

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