More on Alan Johnston:
“Palestinian authorities to see that those responsible are located and swiftly brought to justice. As long as those who abduct journalists continue to enjoy impunity, journalists will remain increasingly vulnerable to future attacks.”
At least 16 journalists have been abducted in the Gaza Strip since 2004. None of those responsible for abducting journalists have been brought to justice.
Meanwhile the BBC website is quoting Johnston as saying:
“I was in Gaza for three years, and I know very well what Palestinian culture is, and the extraordinary warmth and hospitality – especially of Gaza. I knew that the handful of people that kidnapped me were a complete aberration – something completely other. My memories of Gaza will be very much of the best kind, despite what happened to me.”