UPDATE: It was reported on 7/3/07 that Johnston was released.
Alan Johnston is a BBC journalist who was kidnapped in Gaza some three months ago. A video of him was released on June 1. Yesterday Hamas announced in Gaza that they “would no longer permit him to be held” and there is speculation about whether Hamas has any influence with Johnston’s captors.
If you would like to sign the petition for Johnston’s release, here is a link to the BBC online petition.
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