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Thai Mom Rejoices as Son Amongst Newest Hostages Launched by Hamas

Thai Mom Rejoices as Son Amongst Newest Hostages Launched by Hamas


Watsana Yojampa had been ready by the phone for almost two months, questioning whether or not she would get excellent news — or the worst attainable message {that a} mom may hear.

Quickly after the Oct. 7 Hamas-led assault within the Gaza Strip, Ms. Watsana’s son, Anucha Angkaew, appeared in {a photograph} that circulated on social media displaying him with three different males being held at gunpoint, fingers behind their backs.

On Sunday at 4 a.m., Ms. Watsana obtained the telephone name that she was ready for. Her niece discovered on X, the social media website, that Mr. Anucha, an avocado farmhand in Israel, had been launched, and she or he referred to as her aunt. 4 hours later, Thai embassy officers confirmed the information with Ms. Watsana.

“I’m so glad, so delighted, that no phrases can clarify,” Ms. Watsana stated by phone. “They instructed me that my son is now below the care of a medical staff in a hospital for a well being checkup. I hope he’s wonderful and secure.”

Mr. Anucha was amongst 4 Thai hostages launched on Sunday by Hamas as a part of a swap with Israel. Thailand’s prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, stated on Sunday that the opposite three launched hostages have been: Natthaphon Onkaew, Khomkrit Chombua and Manee Jirachat. (Their names have been written in Thai, and The New York Instances transliterated them.)

Mr. Srettha stated on X that every one 4 males have been wholesome and never in want of pressing medical consideration, and that their psychological well being gave the impression to be good. They requested to take showers and call their relations, in keeping with Mr. Srettha.

Individually, the Thai International Ministry stated on Sunday that Israeli authorities had elevated by two the variety of Thai nationals they consider to have been kidnapped. That implies that 18 Thai nationals are nonetheless being held hostage.



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