A second group of Thai hostages released by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip were brought home on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Families of the six Thai farm workers rushed to hug their loved ones at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“I'm happy to be back,” said Owat Suriyasri, 40, thanking the governments of Thailand and Israel.
According to the Thai Ministry of Labor, one of the returnees suffered injuries to the abdomen while being held by Hamas.
Before the war, approximately 30,000 Thai workers, mainly from the northeast of the country, worked in Israel's agricultural sector, making them one of the largest migrant worker groups in the country.
Many went to Israel in search of higher wages to send money back to their families, where some are the sole breadwinners. So far, 9,000 Thais have been repatriated.
According to the Thai government, Hamas gunmen killed 39 Thais and kidnapped 32 Thai workers during the October 7 attack on Israel. More than 1,200 people were killed in the attack and more than 240 people were taken hostage.
The first group of seventeen Thai hostages returned last week, while nine remained in captivity.
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