Palace monitoring Gaza situation
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is closely monitoring the situation in the Gaza strip, which has been gripped by fresh violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces, and will “act when necessary,” a spokesman for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Monday.
On Sunday, the Palace reported that there have been no reported
casualties among the estimated 100 Filipinos in the Palestine area, and the 31,000 others in Israel.
“The Department of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the situation and is ready to act when necessary,” Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said in a statement.
Over the weekend, Israeli warplanes dropped bombs on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip, killing hundreds, according to reports.
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