Filipinos in Gaza Strip unable to Evacuate

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

This is a building hit by Israeli Planes in Gaza.

There are about 47 Filipinos reported that were unable to evacuate the war stricken Israel – Gaza Strip border, this has been the latest update of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel to Malacanang.

Deputy Presidential Spokesman Lorelei Fajardo said that there were about six more Filipinos that were about to flee with the convoy of the Red Crescent through Jordan but they were unable to do so because of the fierce fight between the two factions. Aside from that, Israel was not allowing any unauthorized entries beyond the border of Gaza Strip. It’s sad to know that this has now affected our migrant workers too.
Because of this development, they are forced to stay in the fire lines and await further instructions from Red Cross, Red Crescent and the Philippine Embassy. This is a voluntary evacuation only because most of the Filipinos in the area already have families of their own. I just pray to God they are all safe, and can return home soon. I hope and pray the war will end too.


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