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Monday, August 14, 2006

Two Fox News Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza - BREAKING NEWS

Source: Msunderestimated

Updates at bottom of post.

From the AP
A Fox employee in Gaza, who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to release information about the incident, said the two kidnapped people were reporter Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, and a cameraman from New Zealand.

The men, along with a bodyguard, were parked near the headquarters of the Palestinian security services when two trucks filled with gunmen pulled up and boxed them in, according to the employee. The gunmen took the two out of their sports utility vehicle, which was marked “TV,” and drove away, he said.
More from 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.

The Fox News bureau in Jerusalem said it was checking the report.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction.

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

The kidnappers then sped away with the two journalists.

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.
Your prayers are needed!


The kids at DU yuck it up over in the fever swamps. H/T Ace.

Why is it so many patriotic Americans find today's lunatic left so very ugly? It's a mystery folks, an honest to goodness mystery.

Update II:

It appears that Fox is in negotiations with the kidnappers, which is why they are keeping mum. This also from MsU...
FNCers Kidnapped In Gaza: "Pray For Their Release. I Will Keep You Posted" –Moody FNC senior VP John Moody's internal message to Fox News personnel about the kidnapping:

"The rumors are true: two of our employees have been abducted in Gaza. We will report this fact via our Israel correspondents. Do NOT do any other segments on it. Do not book guests on this topic. Do not comment officially and of course, not on the air, about it. DO pray for their release. I will keep you posted."
I stand by my earlier request, please be praying for their release.

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