Thai foreign ministry confirms 4 hostages released Saturday by Hamas


The Thai Foreign Ministry has confirmed that four of their nationals have been released by Hamas on Saturday, which was the second day of agreement.

Among the freed hostages was Manee Jirachart, who had gone to Israel for work purpose and to send money back home to his father, Chumporn Jirachart. He had planned to return back home next year. He was released along with three other Thai nationals.

In a statement, Thai Foreign Ministry said that Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv have confirmed the release of four additional on Saturday, and “are being taken to the designated medical center in Israel for a check-up where the RTE will immediately contact their families in Thailand.”


Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin shared the names of the released hostages on his social media. They are Komkrit Chombua, Anucha Angkaew, Natthapporn Onkaew, and Manee Jirachart.

The PM added that all four are in good health at Shamir Medical Center in Israel and none of them required emergency medical care.

Earlier, on Friday, ten Thai nationals were freed by Hamas bringing the total to 14 Thais released.