President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr has assured Israel that it will stand behind the country, which last 9 October 2023 suffered attacks against Hamas fighters. Israel has since launched its own counter-attacks on Palestine.
The Full Statement is printed below from the Presidential Communications Office:
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. met with Israeli Ambassador Ilan Fluss in Malacañan Palace on Wednesday afternoon, where the chief executive thanked the Israel government for rescuing over 20 Filipinos and bringing them to safety.
Among those who were rescued by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the town of Kibbutz Be’eri, an area close to the Gaza Strip.
During their discussion, Ambassador Fluss briefed the President on the latest information from Israel on the brutal attacks now being made against his war-torn country.
He also assured the President that Israel is exhausting its efforts to ensure the safety of other Filipinos affected by the conflict.
President Marcos meanwhile expressed concern for the 3 Filipinos that remain unaccounted for in Israel.
He also assured Fluss that the Philippines will always stand with Israel against the inhuman terrorist attacks by Hamas.