In a concerning twist of events, the “Royal Thai Embassy, Tel Aviv” felt the need to communicate through their official Facebook platform, a stern warning. The embassy’s action comes on the heels of a local news bulletin bringing to light the unfortunate circumstance of two Thai citizens being injured in a rocket attack near the perilous Lebanon border.
As a trusted beacon of advice and guidance to the Thai community in foreign land, the embassy urged Thai workers harboring thoughts of returning to the comforting nest of their native land to exercise extreme caution. Their strong recommendation was for these expats to locate and stay in safe shelters prior to their respective flights home.
A promise of assurance offered by Kanchana Patarachoke, the spokesperson for the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, echoed the embassy’s sentiment. On the last day of the working week, the spokesperson made an announcement that was music to the ears of many worried Thais hoping to return home. Beginning from the 23rd day of October, the Thai government, according to Patarachoke, would swing into action to ensure the safe return of their citizens.
The ploy elegantly crafted by the Thai government involved the execution of two direct flights departing from Israel. Also included in this plan was the provision of another flight setting a course from Israel to the cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Upon reaching Dubai, the passengers would then embark on a connecting flight destined for Thailand.
Peering at the bigger picture, the masterstroke in this grand scheme was that the Thai government aimed to repatriate a considerable number of Thai workers every day. Putting numbers into perspective, the implementation of this plan was expected to help 800 Thai workers daily in their trek from Israel back to their homeland. This, no doubt, was an immense reassurance for the Thai community in Israel.
While the world continues to shuffle and stew in the current state of affairs, it’s heartening to witness governments step up for their citizens abroad. Commitment to the wellbeing of their people, even across borders, continues to foster hope and resilience in these trying times.