The raid, carried out by armed soldiers yesterday morning, saw the Israelis and the police officers they were instructing carried away to an Army base.
It is believed the Israelis were employees of a private company that had been contracted to teach the police new surveillance techniques involving telephones and telephone data bases.
The Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, General Somyot Pumpunmuang, spoke just one word when asked about the incident: ''Misunderstanding.''
The Army did not make contact with senior police before undertaking the raid in which troops were carried to the scene in three Humvees.
The Israelis are understood to all be former members of the country's military.