Sunday, August 27, 2006

"Beautiful and kindhearted"

"I hope that this never scares a single journalist away from coming to Gaza to cover the story because the Palestinian people are very beautiful and kindhearted," said Steve Centanni, a 60-year-old American reporter who was released along with cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand. "The world needs to know more about them."
"My biggest concern really is that as a result of what happened to us, foreign journalists will be discouraged from coming to tell the story and that would be a great tragedy for the people of Palestine," Wiig said. "You guys need us on the streets, and you need people to be aware of the story."
The two journalists headed to Israel and were spending the night at the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem.
It is interesting that kidnapped journalists always seem to have the nicest things to say about their captors and Palestinian Arabs in general, but when push comes to shove, they always seem to feel safer with the "Zionist entity."