Sunday, January 01, 2006

Incident: Abduction, Gaza

Masked gunmen in Khan Younis, Gaza abducted Alessandro Bernardini, an Italian peace activist; he was released unarmed, shortly after, by Palestinian security forces. This is the second abduction of a Western humanitarian worker in the past 5 days (Kate Burton, a British human rights worker and her visiting parents were kidnapped in Rafah and then released after two days).

Always remember that just because your organization has the support of the powers that be, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re immune to activities by criminals or factions that oppose whoever is in charge.


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