Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
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!
LGF, Working Group for the Mideast Peace Process, Conflict Blotter, Elder of Ziyon