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BBC journalist reportedly freed in Gaza

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posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 08:19 PM
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BBC journalist reportedly freed in Gaza


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GAZA (Reuters) -- Alan Johnston, the BBC journalist held hostage in Gaza since March 12, was handed over by his Islamist captors to ruling Hamas officials on Wednesday, a Palestinian source close to negotiations for his release said.

The source and another Palestinian involved in the talks both said they saw the 45-year-old Briton being taken into the care of officials from the Hamas movement, which seized full control of Gaza three weeks ago.

"He is sitting with his colleagues from the BB
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posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 08:19 PM
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It seems that the faction that held him was an enemy of Hamas. At the same time Hamas negotiated the release and guaranteed the safety of the captors during the process. I don't really see who benefited from the whole saga around Alan Johnston... I hope the situation will get less vague in the next few days.

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posted on Jul, 3 2007 @ 08:21 PM
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Already here:

Kidnapped Gaza BBC Reporter Released



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