ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 150

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17 Thais set to return home after being held hostage by Hamas

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

This handout photo distributed on November 29, 2023, shows Thai hostages after they were released by Hamas at Shamir Medical Center in Be'er Yaakov. (Shamir Medical Center)
This handout photo distributed on November 29, 2023, shows Thai hostages after they were released by Hamas at Shamir Medical Center in Be'er Yaakov. (Shamir Medical Center)

Seventeen Thai citizens who were recently released after being taken hostage by Hamas on October 7 are heading home to Thailand.

As they depart Shamir Medical Center for Ben Gurion Airport, they are given a celebratory send-off by the medical staff who cared for them since they returned to Israel from the Gaza Strip.

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