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By Prachatai |
On Sunday (17 December), Just Home, a network of activists and citizens in Pattani, marched from the Pattani City Hall to the Pattani Central Mosque to call for a ceasefire in Palestine.
By Hara Shintaro |
Since the latest crisis between Palestine and Israel started on 7 October 2023, questions have been raised about what impact the situation in the Middle East might have on Thailand's Deep South. Hara Shintaro writes about the reaction of the insurgent group BRN and other locals to the crisis, noting that it is unlikely the crisis in Palestine will affect the situation in Thailand's Deep South.
By Prachatai |
130 Thai migrant workers in Israel have arrived at Don Mueang International Airport by a Royal Thai Air Force plane, while the Foreign Minister has reported increased numbers for Thais killed or taken hostage.
<div> <div>The Thai junta has ordered the Amnesty International Thailand to stop its activities in Bangkok and Chiang Mai calling for peace in the Gaza Strip, citing martial law.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In a letter to AI members, issued Friday, AI Thailand said military officers in northern Chiang Mai Province called them and “asked” AI to call off the planned gathering and seminar at a bookstore in the province on 17 August on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and human rights. </div></div>
By Harrison George |
<p>When the summons was announced for the leaders of the anti-Israeli rally to report to the Thai Army Club, most observers assumed that it was the normal ‘we’ll have none of this marching about no matter what noble cause you say it’s in aid of’ message.&nbsp; And the representatives of the Al Quds International Council of Thailand emerged from their enforced conversation and reported telling the military that the protest was nothing to do with Thai politics.</p> <p>Oh yeah?</p>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Leaders of a Muslim group reported to the junta after organizing a gathering calling for peace in Gaza in front of the Israeli Embassy.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Satienpab Suksamran and Somchai Saisawad, leaders of the Al Quds International Council of Thailand, on Sunday reported to the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) at the Thai Army Club, the Thai National Broadcasting reported on Thursday. </div></div>