Thailand, Israel mourn as two more Thai hostages die in Gaza

Thailand, Israel mourn as two more Thai hostages die in Gaza

THAILAND mourns the deaths of more citizens held captive by Hamas.

The Embassy of Israel and Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the news.

The news came after the Royal Thai Embassy recently submitted a report to assess the condition of the hostages.

A committee at the Royal Thai Embassy believes the two Thai hostages, who worked at a farm in Israel, were part of the earlier groups taken hostage by Hamas and died shortly after the October 7 attack.

Their bodies are still being held by the terror group.

The United States, Israel, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Argentina, Australia, Paraguay, and New Zealand have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.

In November of last year, Thai officials held direct talks with Hamas in Iran to secure the release of 22 Thai nationals held hostage in Gaza.

Seventeen Thai workers were released from captivity by the end of November while 32 Thai nationals died from the conflict.

As of April, eight hostages remained captive in Gaza while 23 hostages have been released. There are now six remaining Thais under Hamas custody.

Thailand joined several other countries last month in a global call to pressure Hamas in releasing the remaining hostages in Gaza.

The country also supported a global campaign for a ceasefire which could led to the exchange of prisoners and the release of hostages.


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