PH embassy verifying reported 3rd Filipino fatality in Israel; 3 missing | Global News

PH embassy verifying reported 3rd Filipino fatality in Israel; 3 missing

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
01:34 PM October 11, 2023

Another Filipino was reported missing amid an ongoing conflict happening in Israel, bringing to six the total number of Filipinos unaccounted for, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. death marcos

People walk around the ruins of a building destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza city on October 8, 2023. (File photo by Mohammed ABED / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Embassy in Israel on Wednesday said it is verifying the reported death of another Filipino, while three other Filipinos remain unaccounted for, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

In a Malacañang press conference, Philippine Embassy in Israel Vice Consul Patricia Narajos said a third Filipino death is still being confirmed by the embassy.


“As of early morning, of the 32 that was reported missing to the embassy — there are two confirmed deaths, one reported death, but is still subject to confirmation by DNA evidence,” said Narajos.


“There are still three missing and 26 have been rescued so far,” she added.

Department of Foreign Affairs earlier confirmed the deaths of two Filipinos in Israel.

According to the embassy, among the confirmed deaths, one was a 33-year old female caregiver from Pangasinan, who had been working in Israel for six years.

The second fatality was a 42-year-old male from Pampanga.

The embassy said the two Filipinos were killed on Saturday, during the attack of Hamas in Southern Israel.



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