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Alan Johnson FREED!

Freed BBC correspondent in Gaza Alan Johnston talks to reporters inside the terminal building of the Israeli side of the Erez crossing hours after having been released. Johnston has been freed after 16 weeks held hostage by Palestinian extremists in Gaza, looking pale and drawn but delighted that his "terrifying" ordeal was over.(AFP/Marco Longari)

You can catch all of the details at the links below, but to make a long story short, Alan Johnson, the BBC reporter who was held captive by a rogue clan in the Gaza Strip, has been freed after roughly 114 days of captivity last night. His liberty followed a series of rather serious threats issued by the Hamas "authorities," who insisted that they were going to take "serious" action if his freedom were not immediately attained.

Most likely, the above can be summed up in one word: Ransom. That's merely speculation, of course.

In any case, it is delightful to see Alan escape unharmed. May he remain safe in his future endeavours!

See Also:

LGF, Working Group for the Mideast Peace Process, Conflict Blotter, Elder of Ziyon



#1 Deng 04-Jul-2007
I am full of delighted for the freed of Alanjohnson to be back and meet his family.

Alanjonson was really a kind person although I didn't met him, he has been reporting important news about middle east for so many years and many people learned from him the histories he told the world. I really thanks God for guiding Alanjohnson live and I hope that God will still be with him forever in his live.

Stay well Alanjohnson.

Deng, from NZ.
#2 Rooster 05-Jul-2007
Oh no not Alan Johnson!!! Wait, what? Who the F is Alan Johnson?
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