Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 8/27/06

Fox journalists released after 13 day capture in Gaza

From Eitb:

Two Fox News journalists were released Sunday, nearly two weeks after being seized by militants, ending the longest-running drama involving foreign hostages in the Gaza Strip.

Cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, and correspondent Steve Centanni, 60, were dropped off at Gaza City's Beach Hotel by Palestinian security officials. A tearful Centanni briefly embraced a Palestinian journalist in the lobby, then rushed upstairs. Wiig walked into the lobby behind Centanni, briefly turned when someone pulled him by the arm and shouted “get off” before heading upstairs.

Centanni later told Fox News in a phone call from Gaza City that during his capture, he was held at times face down in a dark garage, tied up in painful positions, and that he and Wiig were forced at gunpoint to make statements, including that they had converted to Islam. “I'm a little emotional because this is overwhelming, but I'm fine,” Centanni said. “I'm so happy to be freed.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy but they did work for Fox, so who cared

August 30, 2006 12:10 PM  

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