Friday, March 16, 2007

Gunmen attempt to kidnap UN refugee mission chief in Gaza

I remember a time when according to one grand Palestinian diplomat the maxim was: The only thing worse than an Israeli incursion is an Israeli incursion without the BBC around.

They've gone for the BBC. And now the UN. Comments?

By The Associated Press

Three masked Palestinian gunmen fired on a vehicle carrying the chief of the UN refugee mission in Gaza and tried to kidnap him, the UN official said.

"No one was hurt in the kidnap attempt in northern Gaza," said John Ging, head of the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza.

Earlier in the week, unidentified gunmen kidnapped a BBC reporter in Gaza City, Alan Johnston, who remains in captivity, his whereabouts unknown.

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