Congratulatory Statement on the Fourth and Fifth Release of Thai hostages

PRESS RELEASE from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to inform media that the Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv has confirmed that six (6) Thai nationals were released on 28 (4th release) and 29 (5th release) November 2023 (local Israeli time).

They are now at the designated Shamir Medical Center and will undergo the necessary medical checkups, while The Royal Thai Embassy staff are on hand to contact their families.

This brings the total number of released Thai hostages to 23, with 9 still remaining in captivity.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warmly congratulates the recently released hostages and their families and thanks all parties involved in the efforts towards this latest release.

For the remaining 9 Thai hostages, the Royal Thai Government continues to exert all efforts towards their safe release at the earliest opportunity, while preparing to bring back those who have already been released back to Thailand after their preliminary checks as soon as possible.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.