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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is advancing negotiations for the release of nine Thai hostages held by Hamas following the recent release of six Thai workers who are due to return to Thailand on Dec 4.

 

Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara has raised concerns about ceasing the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, potentially hindering further releases. The MFA has called for a resumption of negotiations and a truce extension to facilitate humanitarian aid and prevent further loss.

 

The six released Thai workers have been scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport today, as announced by MFA Spokeswoman Kanchana Patarachoke. The returnees are Pattanayut Tonsokree, Owat Suriya, Paiboon Ratnil, Kong Saelao, Chakraphan Sikhena, and Chalermchai Saengkaew.

 

The Israeli army reported that Hamas is currently holding 139 hostages, including eight Thais. On November 30, 17 Thai hostages were escorted back from Israel by Minister Parnpree.

 

These returnees are set to receive compensation from Israeli authorities, which includes a cash card of 10,000 shekels (about 94,526 baht) and six months of monthly assistance of 6,900 shekels. They will also receive 15,000 baht from a Thai government fund for overseas workers.

 

#ThaiRescue #GazaNegotiations #HostageRelease #HumanitarianAid #PeaceTalk

 

by Krajangwit Johjit

 

Source: NNT 2023-12-04

 

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The general Palestinian population support Hamas owing to several reasons: if they say something against Hamas, they and their family will be shot no questions asked, the Palestinian see Hamas and their ilk as heroes and martyrs for the cause and their only way and salvation to eliminate the Jews and Israel and thus to go live in the so called imaginary land of 'Palestine' ( from the river to the sea)

but t that they will have to kill every Jew and Israeli and THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN...

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1 hour ago, ezzra said:

The general Palestinian population support Hamas owing to several reasons: if they say something against Hamas, they and their family will be shot no questions asked, the Palestinian see Hamas and their ilk as heroes and martyrs for the cause and their only way and salvation to eliminate the Jews and Israel and thus to go live in the so called imaginary land of 'Palestine' ( from the river to the sea)

but t that they will have to kill every Jew and Israeli and THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN...

This sounds really paranoid. Are getting worried that the two-state solution might actually happen?

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1 hour ago, placnx said:

This sounds really paranoid. Are getting worried that the two-state solution might actually happen?

 

What two-state solution? What parties are currently willing and able to negotiate and act on this?

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4 hours ago, stupidfarang said:

Confusing the general Palestinians with Hamas, I think most people would agree that Hamas needs to be taken out, but you do not need to take out the innocent population as well.

Stupid Farang not always so stupid. You got this one right. 

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22 hours ago, Morch said:

 

The US cannot negotiate without Israel being willing and able.

You're just posting nonsense.

The US may appoint itself after getting stonewalled by Netanyahu for too long. After that it will negociate with the other side with or without the government of Israel's cooperation. There is a limit to what the US government can tolerate, especially with elections coming up next year. Anyway, the current operation in Gaza is a Pandora's box, and the scenario I evoke is a possible outcome of Netanyahu's insubordination. 

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31 minutes ago, placnx said:

The US may appoint itself after getting stonewalled by Netanyahu for too long. After that it will negociate with the other side with or without the government of Israel's cooperation. There is a limit to what the US government can tolerate, especially with elections coming up next year. Anyway, the current operation in Gaza is a Pandora's box, and the scenario I evoke is a possible outcome of Netanyahu's insubordination. 

 

You are fantasizing. I doubt you could find a single credible analysis supporting this.

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2 hours ago, placnx said:

I try to see the bright side, how there could be a just and enduring peace.

 

No, you're not. Peace requires at least two parties ready and willing. Your comments are focused on highlighting negatives with regard to one side, and fantasizing as to how that side could be forced to.  

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19 hours ago, Morch said:

 

No, you're not. Peace requires at least two parties ready and willing. Your comments are focused on highlighting negatives with regard to one side, and fantasizing as to how that side could be forced to.  

It is likely that sanctions are the only recourse to oblige Israel to live up to its international obligations. If Netanyahu et al continue on the present course for much longer, US and UK will find themselves isolated, and Germany will feel that it has been exploited to abet war crimes.

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7 minutes ago, placnx said:

It is likely that sanctions are the only recourse to oblige Israel to live up to its international obligations. If Netanyahu et al continue on the present course for much longer, US and UK will find themselves isolated, and Germany will feel that it has been exploited to abet war crimes.

 

If your crystal ball says so....

 

In the real world, there are no indications this is in the cards. And, of course, it's not like the Palestinians are absolved of any accountability - even if you tend not to refer to them in your posts. A peace process, let alone a peace agreements requires two parties.

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