Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Al-Jazeera Breaks Word on Kidnapped Fox Employees

Breaking Now......9:15 a.m. Announced on Fox News. More to come....

Via Fox News: Report: Palestinian Group Claims Kidnapping of Journalists
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A previously unheard of Palestinian group, the Holy Jihad Brigades, claimed responsibility Wednesday for kidnapping a FOX News cameraman and correspondent, Al-Jazeera reported.

The Palestinian news agency Ramattan said the group set a 72-hour deadline to swap them for Palestinian prisoners.

American correspondent Steve Centanni, 60, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand were kidnapped Aug. 14 from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters in Gaza City.

Although Palestinian militant groups have often seized foreigners, including members of the media, this is the longest any have been held.

**UPDATE** Jennifer Griffin is reporting that Fox News is waiting on tape to be released on Al-Jazeera.
**UPDATE** Video Tape released by Al-Jazeera and played on Fox News.
**UPDATE** Mary Katharine Ham at Townhall.com has more links on this breaking story.
**UPDATE** Via Fox News Transcripts : Olaf Wiig's Video Statement and Steve Centanni.
Via Fox News: TRANSCRIPT: Kidnappers' Statement
U.S. ATTY Gen. Gonzales makes a statement.....
Hot Air has a VIDEO posted and Gateway Pundit reports with more links.
**UPDATE** Al-Jazeera.net: Deadline set for abducted Fox men

From the moment this news was released, I was fearful that this may be a propganda video for this unknown group of Allah lovin'nuts, Holy Jihad Brigades to get word to Al-Qaeda or some form of recongnition as another radical Muslim group. We must continue to pray for their safe release very soon and no harm will come to them.

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