Tuesday, August 15, 2006

FNC's Steve Centanni Kidnapped in Gaza

"Masked Palestinian gunmen ambushed a car carrying a Fox News crew in Gaza City on Monday and kidnapped two journalists, according to witnesses and Fox.

"We can confirm that two of our people were taken against their will in Gaza," Fox News said in a statement.

A Fox employee in Gaza, who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to release information about the incident, said reporter Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, and a cameraman from New Zealand were kidnapped.

The men and their bodyguard were parked near the headquarters of the Palestinian security services when two trucks filled with masked gunmen pulled up and boxed them in, the Fox employee said. The gunmen took the two reporters from the sports utility vehicle, which was marked "TV," and drove away, he said.

Major militant groups in Gaza denied any connection to the incident; there was no immediate word of any demands made." (source)

I wonder if the Kos Kids and the like will have the same outpouring of "concern" for the Fox correspondent as they have for others...

I particularly like correspondent Steve Centanni and hope he is returned without incident...

Update: Kidnappers have made no attempt to contact anyone for negotiations.

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