BBC Journalist Alan Johnston Released!

After 16 weeks in captivity, BBC journalist Alan Johnston is released in Gaza.

Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist, is surrounded by Hamas fighters after he was released in Gaza July 4, 2007. Johnston, held hostage in the Gaza Strip since March, was handed over by his Islamist captors to ruling Hamas officials on Wednesday, Palestinian sources close to negotiations for his release said. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)


A video grab shows BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston in an Internet video issued by his captors on June 1, 2007. Johnston, held hostage in the Gaza Strip since March, was handed over by his Islamist captors to ruling Hamas officials on Wednesday, Palestinian sources close to negotiations for his release said. (REUTERS)

Alan Johnston was just released in Gaza.
The BBC reported:

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has reportedly been freed from kidnappers in Gaza after almost four months in captivity.

Mr Johnston, 45, was handed over to officials of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas administration, reports say.

Timeline of Johnston’s abduction HERE.

Previously:
Al Qaeda Group Claims It Murdered BBC Reporter Alan Johnston
“Army of Islam” Claims Responsibility for BBC Reporter’s Abduction
Army of Islam Releases Video of BBC’s Alan Johnston
Hamas Says BBC Reporter Alan Johnston Will Be Released
Alan Johnston’s Captors Identified- Hamas Threatens Group

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