Unknown group makes “unrealistic” demand for release of Fox News journalists, creating “Iraq-style” situation

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern about kidnapped Fox New journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig after a hitherto unknown group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades today claimed responsibility for their abduction and, in a video showing their two captives, demanded that the United States release “Muslim prisoners” within 72 hours.“The situation has changed with their kidnapping being claimed by an unknown group that is making absolutely unrealistic demands,” the press freedom organisation said. “This resembles the methods used in the cases of journalists abducted in Baghdad. We are now in an Iraq-style situation and we need a massive campaign for their release.”Reporters Without Borders continued: “Ten journalists have been kidnapped in the past two years in the Palestinian Territories but almost all of them were freed within hours. This is the first time a kidnapping has lasted so long and a demand has been made. We are nonetheless relieved to see that these two journalists are still alive and we reiterate our support for their families.”The organisation added: “For more than a year, we have regularly drawn the attention of the Palestinian authorities to the growing dangers to which local and foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip are exposed. It is now their duty to do everything possible to ensure that these two journalists are quickly reunited with their families.” PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further News A previously unknown militant group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of two Fox New journalists nine days ago and has demanded the release of Muslim prisoners by the United States. Reporters Without Borders is very worried and calls for a massive campaign on behalf of the two journalists. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists August 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unknown group makes “unrealistic” demand for release of Fox News journalists, creating “Iraq-style” situation Follow the news on Palestine Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en Receive email alerts PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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