Kidnapped Journalists Released from Gaza

by Michael J. Totten

The two Fox News journalists who were kidnapped in Gaza were released today. They were taken to the Beach Hotel where they were greeted by Palestinian journalists, members of the Palestinian Authority, and even by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

It still is not clear who the kidnappers are. Was it Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda 3.0, or some other Islamist terrorist organization?

It seems unlikely that it was Yasser Arafat’s secular Fatah movement or one of its offshoots.

The two journalists were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint. And the kidnappers released a revealing threat to anyone else who may want to visit Gaza for whatever reason: “Any infidel who comes to Palestine will be killed unless he converts to Islam.”