Fox news crew freed after two weeks in Gaza

Sunday, August 27, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Fox News correspondent Steve Centanni and his cameraman Olaf Wiig were released today by their captors in Gaza and are said to be in good condition.

The two journalists were taken at gunpoint two weeks ago as their vehicle was stopped in Gaza City while covering a story for the network. Their Palestinian driver was released shortly thereafter. During their captivity the kidnappers, who referred to themselves as the “Holy Jihad Brigades,” released a videotape showing the two journalists reading anti-western statements and vowing to convert to Islam.

The two were transferred to a Gaza hotel where they met with Palestinian security officials and are awaiting their transport out of Gaza.

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