Wednesday, October 11, 2006
An American student associated with Project Hope has been reported kidnapped in the Nablus area. Michael Leighton Phillips had been teaching English in West Bank refugee camps. Details are limited at this time. ("A" writes in to differentiate between Project Hope, a Canadian NGO, and Project HOPE, the Millwood, Virginia-based NGO. Thanks for the correction.) 10/12/06 Update - The student was released unharmed after being held for a day.