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Old 2007-07-04, 13:17   Link #214
Kinny Riddle
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Was quite pleasantly surprised this morning when I heard that Johnston was freed and in one-piece against all odds. Of all the western journalists, he's been the only one staying in Gaza for a long time, and hence is able to report about the Palestinians' plight from their perspective.

A great publicity coup for Hamas as well after they wrestled control of Gaza from the Fatah party. With full control of the territory, they were able to apply pressure on that splinter group, which sped up Jonston's release.
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