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Monday, August 14, 2006 

FOX journalists kidnapped in Gaza

What makes this scary is that the terrorists who kidnapped them could be more lethal to FOX correspondents than to ones from CNN or CBS. Reuters has this report:
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News television channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness said.

The witness, a Palestinian who worked with the two journalists, said one of them, a producer, was an American, and the other, whose nationality he did not know, was a cameraman.

In a news report, Fox confirmed two employees had been abducted. It said it did not know who seized them but that "negotiations were under way to secure their release."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction.

The witness said two vehicles blocked the journalists' transmission truck in the center of Gaza City and a masked man put a gun to a bodyguard's head, forcing him to the ground.

The kidnappers then sped away with the two journalists.

Palestinian police stopped and searched cars. A spokesman for Hamas, the Islamic militant group that leads the Palestinian government, condemned the kidnapping.

Similar incidents in the past in Gaza have ended with the release, usually within hours, of kidnapped foreign journalists or aid workers.

Many of the abductions were carried out by Palestinians pressing a grievance against the Palestinian government or its security forces.
If they haven't been released so far, I fear that this could be a very grave case indeed.

Update: one of the reporters who was kidnapped is Steve Centanni (H/T: Assorted Babble). The cameraman with him, Olaf Wiig, was from New Zealand. As with Gilad Shalit, our prayers must be with them too.

Also available at bRight & Early, The Bullwinkle Blog, Church and State, Free Constitution, Is it Just Me, Mark My Words, The Mudville Gazette, Point Five, Pursuing Holiness, Third World County. Others covering the news include Mary Katherine Ham, Hot Air, Chris at Home, Sister Toldjah, Ms Underestimated, Cathouse Chat, Freedom Folks, Suitably Flip, Independent Conservative, Sma' Talk Wi'T, Gateway Pundit, Ace of Spades, Outside the Beltway, Discarded Lies, Return of the Conservatives, Riehl World View.


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May God be with Steve Centanni and his camera guy...

Thanks for the note. I'll try to correct the link soon.

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