2 Filipinos Killed in War-Torn Israel

A rainbow appears in the sky over Gaza City on October 9, 2023. The death toll from the unprecedented assault by Palestinian militant group Hamas on its territory rose to 900 in Israel, which has retaliated with a withering barrage of strikes on Gaza, raising the death toll there to 687. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP)

Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo condemns the killings and calls for a lasting resolution.


MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo on Wednesday disclosed that two Filipinos were killed amid the armed conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.

“[The] Philippines condemns the killing of two Filipino nationals and all other acts of terrorism and violence as a result of Hamas actions against Israel,” said Manalo in a tweet.

A column of Israeli Merkava battle tanks is amassed in the upper Galilee in northern Israel near the border with Lebanon on October 11, 2023. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

“The Philippines is ready to work with other countries towards a long-lasting resolution to the conflict, in accordance with pertinent UN Security Council Resolutions and the general principles of international law,” he added.


Manalo has yet to provide other details on the two fatalities, but according to the foreign affairs official, the Philippine government will continue to provide all possible assistance to distressed Filipino nationals in Israel and Palestine.


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