Who benefits from kidnapping journalists in Gaza?
"We call on the kidnappers to free the hostages because this kind of behavior does not serve the interests of the Palestinian people." --Palestinian Minister of InteriorNew Zealand?
The wife of one of the two hostages arrived in the Palestinian territories from New Zealand and pled for their release.
The prime minister of New Zealand angrily denounced Israel and imposed diplomatic sanctions on it after two suspected Mossad agents were jailed for six months for trying on false grounds to obtain a New Zealand passport.For an even more impressive reason to get back at New Zealand, listen carefully to this amazing audio clip of a July 22nd New Zealand rally in protest of Israeli aggression in Palestine and Lebanon, where the speaker chastises the Israeli government "for using the same Gestapo tactics as the Nazis did."
The plot, which involved obtaining a passport in the name of a tetraplegic man who had not spoken in years, provoked a furious reaction yesterday.
"The breach of New Zealand laws and sovereignty by agents of the Israeli government has seriously strained our relationship with Israel," said the prime minister, Helen Clark.
Now, back to the future . . .
The journalists they have kidnapped like living in this area. They have covered news in the Palestinian territories for several years. They also understand the situation of the Palestinian people. The people here need them because they convey the story of Palestinian suffering to the world."But, alas - they can't do that while they're held hostage.
So, let's try that again. Who benefits from kidnapping journalists in Gaza?