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PHNOM PENH – Israel will provide lifetime support for the family of slain Cambodian student Chan Oudom, its envoy has said.
Oudom died in the first hours of attacks in southern Israel launched by Hamas forces on Oct. 7. He had arrived in Kibbutz, near the Gaza border, for his studies in veterinary science two weeks before the conflict started.
Orna Sagiv, Israeli Ambassador to Cambodia, expressed the condolences and offered the support during a visit to Oudom’s family in Kandal’s Koh Thom district on Jan. 24.
“I conveyed my deepest heartfelt condolences to his parents, for the loss of their beloved son,” she said on Facebook.
“It was a very emotional experience to meet and speak with his family and I promised them that the Government of Israel will provide them with all necessary support.”
She said that Israeli government will offer monthly support to the families of the victims regardless of their nationalities.
“Nothing can compensate for loss of a dearly loved one,” she said in a video posted on news website Fresh News.
She said that despite it being not responsible and also a victim, Israel still compensates all victims in the same way as its citizens.
Cambodia has been on good term with Israel which has long hosted Cambodian students to study in the agricultural sector. Phnom Penh also prefers a cautious stance on the conflict and has called for an immediate ceasefire.
Cambodia was among four countries that chose not to participate in the General Assembly vote on Oct. 27 on a resolution concerning the issue.