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DFA: No Filipinos injured in Israel, Gaza fire trade

January 27, 2023 - Friday 6:01 PM by GDM Staff

Article Banner Image TRADING FIRE. Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave early on January 27. Israel launched air strikes on Gaza in response to militant rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, as tensions rise following the deadliest army raid on the occupied West Bank in years. MAHMUD HAMS/AFP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday that no Filipinos were injured as tensions between Gaza militants and Israel escalated following the latter's air raid that killed 10 people in the West Bank.

“The Philippine Embassy in Amman and in Tel Aviv have been closely monitoring the security situation and the welfare of Filipinos in Gaza and southern Israel,” DFA spokesperson Ma. Teresita Daza said.

“There are no known Filipino casualties,” she said.

Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes against Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank on Thursday in retaliation for an earlier rocket attack, resulting in the deaths of 10 Palestinians.

Israel and Gaza exchange fire on Friday, with Israel launching a series of attacks inside the Hamas-controlled enclave in response to rocket fire into Israel.

There are currently approximately 29,000 Filipinos in Israel and 100 in Gaza.