Video: Thai citizen abducted by Hamas describes his captivity/Reuters
A Thai citizen released from Hamas captivity, Anucha Angkawu, described in an interview with Reuters the horrors he endured in the Gaza Strip. "The Israelis were treated particularly cruelly," he said, noting that the terrorists beat the Israeli hostages with electric cables. "When they beat us, we shouted 'Thailand,' which made it easier to beat." The Israelis had no mercy.
On October 7, 28-year-old Anucha and his five Thai colleagues were abducted by ten armed Hamas terrorists. "We shouted 'Thailand, Thailand,' but they didn't care," he recalled. Two of the group that was kidnapped together were killed. Anucha said the terrorists shot one of his friends in front of his eyes.
Anucha Angkawu, after being released from captivity/Reuters, Devjyot Ghoshal
In captivity, the hostages slept on sand, ate pita bread twice a day and shared two bottles of water, Enocha described. The four Thai abductees, who were housed in two small underground rooms, guarded by armed guards, competed by playing chess on a makeshift board and sharing memories of their families, while suffering beatings and death threats. As a toilet, they used a hole in the ground, to which they were escorted by an armed guard.
Anucha was released from captivity in Gaza on November 25. "It's like I was born again," he said.
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