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24 August 2006

Something Stupid

Palestinian militants today demanded the release of Muslim prisoners from American jails in return for the freeing of two Fox News journalists who were kidnapped in Gaza earlier this month. The demand was made in a video showing the two men, Steve Centanni, an American correspondent, and Olaf Wiig, a cameraman from New Zealand, that was aired today by the Arabic news network Al Jazeera. It was first sign that the men were alive since they were bundled from their TV van near the Palestinian security services headquarters in Gaza City on August 14.
Source: Times Online

OK, either you learn how to play the game, or don't play it at all. Believe me, this is not the same as what Hezbollah did a month ago. Hezbollah captured two Israeli Soldiers, and Israel is used to capturing Lebanese persons too. Israel is currently occupying a part of Lebanon, so the action can be justifies as a part of Hezbollah's resistance in order to liberate his own land. So, in brief, Hezbollah's action was ethically as well as politically justified, at least for me.
But what those militants did in Gaza is really foolish. The captured ones are Journalists. They are from New Zealand and USA, and I guess those countries are not occupying any part of Palestine currently.
But, you know what, the Saudi-Jordan-Egypt threesome didn't condemn such action, as they did last month.

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