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Palestinians Look for 2 Fox Journalists
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/08/15/D8JH0T480.html ^ | Aug 15, 2006 | By DIAA HADID

Posted on 08/15/2006 11:45:56 AM PDT by Blogger

Palestinian security forces hunted for two abducted Fox News journalists Tuesday, and the Palestinian president and prime minister intervened in an attempt to gain their release.

President Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government, scheduled meetings with the news organization's Jerusalem bureau chief, Eli Fastman, and its chief correspondent in Israel, Jennifer Griffin.

The prime minister assured the Fox News representatives that Palestinian security forces would use all their power to "put an end to it soon," said government spokesman Ghazi Hamad said, without elaborating.

Investigators said the president's office was closely following the probe into the abduction.

American reporter Steve Centanni, 60, and New Zealand cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, were seized by masked gunmen Monday near the headquarters of the Palestinian security services.

No one has claimed responsibility for kidnapping, and police said no demands have been made. Major militant groups denied any connection to the abduction.

U.S. officials said they were in touch with Abbas' office, Palestinian security officials and the Israelis to see if they can help secure the journalists' release.

"Certainly we are concerned about their safety, that is why we are working to ensure their freedom," said Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, a spokeswoman for the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem.

She said it was still unclear who was holding the journalists.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark dispatched diplomats to Gaza to assist in any contacts for their release. She said she was "very concerned" about the kidnapping.

Wiig's wife, Anita McNaught, said Fox representatives told her negotiations for their release were already under way. But officials in Gaza said no contact had been established with the kidnappers.

Nabil Abu Rdeinah, an Abbas aide, said the president ordered all security forces to work on tracking the two journalists. "This is an unacceptable act. We condemn this operation and hope we would succeed to find a peaceful solution very soon," he said.

An investigator in the case, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize the investigation, said suspicions were focusing on a renegade group from an established Palestinian militant organization, but he declined to give further details. The car in which the journalists were taken has been identified, he said.

Centanni was behind the wheel of the Fox vehicle, marked in large letters "TV," when the gunmen pulled up and stopped them, a Fox employee said. A Palestinian who was with them was forced onto the floor at gunpoint, and the two journalists were taken away.

An official following the investigation said the getaway car was spotted driving south along the coastal road.

Police and security forces were deployed at major intersections and roads in Gaza immediately after the kidnapping.

Several foreigners have been kidnapped in Gaza by small groups seeking the release of relatives from jail, jobs or other personal favors. All have been freed within a few days without harm.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: centanni; foxnews; gaza; hamas; kidnapping; olafwiig; palestinians
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1 posted on 08/15/2006 11:45:58 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Blogger
Palestinian officers hunting for terrorists is like:
2 posted on 08/15/2006 11:51:05 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Blogger

Send OJ.


3 posted on 08/15/2006 11:51:21 AM PDT by edsheppa
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To: Blogger
Palestinian security forces hunted for two abducted Fox News journalists...

LOL! They know exactly where they are. Hell, they're probably the ones that kidnapped them. I'll bet they're looking real hard!

4 posted on 08/15/2006 11:53:20 AM PDT by PsyOp (There is only one decisive victory: the last. - Clauswitz.)
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To: Blogger

Prayers.


5 posted on 08/15/2006 11:54:16 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mvpel

The headline should read: "Foxes Look For Stolen Chickens! Vow to check every coop."


6 posted on 08/15/2006 11:55:22 AM PDT by PsyOp (There is only one decisive victory: the last. - Clauswitz.)
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To: Blogger
The US military needs to send sky writer jets over there.
The first display should be, "10." Followed by,
"9"
"8"
"7"
"6"
"5"
etc.
7 posted on 08/15/2006 11:56:06 AM PDT by msnimje ("Beware the F/A - 22 Raptor with open doors" -- Unknown US NAVY Raptor Pilot)
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To: msnimje

ROTFLMAO!!!


8 posted on 08/15/2006 11:57:15 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: mvpel

Why are they looking for them? So they can use them to get 5000 prisoners to exchange them for?


9 posted on 08/15/2006 11:57:59 AM PDT by groovejedi
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To: Blogger

Another example of how the Palestinian "Authority" is no authority at all. They can't control their own lunatics.


10 posted on 08/15/2006 11:59:16 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: mvpel
I am sure they are combing the desert!

"Hey mohammed, found anything yet?"

"We ain't found S--t!

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11 posted on 08/15/2006 12:00:42 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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American reporter Steve Centanni, 60,

No kidding?
12 posted on 08/15/2006 12:01:27 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: July 4th

Happened yesterday.


13 posted on 08/15/2006 12:02:35 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: July 4th

His last name means “one hundred years,” which let’s hope is a good omen.


14 posted on 08/15/2006 12:04:46 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Blogger
Prayers for the protection and release of Steve Centanni.....


15 posted on 08/15/2006 12:05:28 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: PsyOp
LOL! They know exactly where they are. Hell, they're probably the ones that kidnapped them. I'll bet they're looking real hard!

You got to remember that muslims are not only brutal and primitive, but stupid and juvenile too.
It is perfectly reasonable for them to expect "attaboys" for both kidnapping and "rescuing" the same victims.

16 posted on 08/15/2006 12:11:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Blogger

I'm sure the PA will get right on looking for Centanni, right after they finish work on Gaza's Holocaust memorial.


17 posted on 08/15/2006 12:12:54 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: Blogger
This kidnapping is orchestrated by Iran and Syria and is nothing more than extortion, not for money, but for Fox News to make claims of Israel's defeat against Hamas and Hezbos. Fox News will accommodate them.
18 posted on 08/15/2006 12:13:27 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Blogger

I think that secretly FOX news ought to tell the Palestinians that they will bring their entire News organizations to bare on turning the media war against the Palestinians.

Not only make them look bad, but make them out to be the scourage of the earth. If Pallywood or Hezbullywood can change the tide, their threat out to be that the Palestinians have seen nothing yet.

For that matter, they ought to do it anyway....its about time these liars learn that they cannot bite the hand that feeds them.


19 posted on 08/15/2006 12:14:03 PM PDT by AMHN (Book Survey: Which is greater "Truth" or "Love"? FReepmail a reply)
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To: ohioWfan

Anyone else notice how silent the DBM has been on Centanni's kidnapping? If it had been someone from CNN, MSDNC or one of broadcast networks or the NYT who was kidnapped, we'd be getting 24/7 updates, as well as the obligatory tearful interviews with his family and friends.

A lot of people here were disgusted by the DUmmies and the KOmmies gleefully celebrating this kidnapping and hoping that Centanni's beheading would soon be out on video. I'll bet that if you were in just about any DBM newsroom today, you'd find similar, but more restrained, gloating.


20 posted on 08/15/2006 12:19:17 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: msnimje

I love how you think!


21 posted on 08/15/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: ohioWfan

He's not really 60 is he? I thought he was in his 40's. (Praying for their safety).


22 posted on 08/15/2006 12:23:05 PM PDT by Lovergirl (Once a SnowFlake always a SnowFlake. (We stand by you, Israel))
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To: July 4th
American reporter Steve Centanni, 60,

No kidding?

That was my reaction, too! I would NEVER have guessed. I would've pegged him as late 40's early 50's.

We should all wish to look so good.

I hope they find him. Quickly, with all body parts intact and working. Still praying for him!

23 posted on 08/15/2006 12:27:18 PM PDT by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: Blogger

just look at the end of your knife..that's where they are...


24 posted on 08/15/2006 12:28:48 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: CFC__VRWC
It's really unfortunate to have to agree with you, but I do.

I don't think anyone left in the drive by has a shred of decency left.

I'm afraid they are anxious for some tragedy to occur..........which they will, of course, blame on President Bush and his minions on Fox.

There is no depth to which they cannot sink.

25 posted on 08/15/2006 12:28:51 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

I hope that it isn't Iran or Syria. I don't think they would be as likely to release them alive.


26 posted on 08/15/2006 12:29:15 PM PDT by Blogger (http://www.propheteuon.com)
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To: Lovergirl
My reaction too. I know who Centanni is, and I know what 60 is, and the two don't go together.

Lord, please be with Steve, and with his family and loved ones, and give them Your peace during this trial. And bring him back soon, safe and sound. Amen!

27 posted on 08/15/2006 12:32:10 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: Blogger

Notice how fox is no longer showing what is going on in Gaza . also, TODAY THEY SHOWED CLIPS OF THE LEBS GOING BACK TO THE SOUTH IN SPITE OF THE FACT THE JEWS SAID DO NOT GO THERE.ARE THE ARABS HOLDING FOX HOSTAGE?LOOKS THAT WAY TO ME!


28 posted on 08/15/2006 12:37:57 PM PDT by betsyross1776
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29 posted on 08/15/2006 12:38:15 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Make your choice and save your tears....AM YISRAEL CHAI!)
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To: sarasota

Oh, I meant his age. 60?


30 posted on 08/15/2006 12:39:20 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: edsheppa

Dangit! You beat me to the obvious OJ reference!


31 posted on 08/15/2006 12:40:34 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("Give a man a fish, make him a Democrat. Teach a man to fish, make him a Republican.")
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To: July 4th

I did a web search on Steve's background yesterday and I thought I saw somewhere that he was 44 years old. I can't for the life of me find that article today. I just don't see how he could be 60.


32 posted on 08/15/2006 12:45:03 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: mom4kittys
Yeah, I do not think he is 60. He was probably born in 1960.
33 posted on 08/15/2006 12:46:02 PM PDT by msnimje ("Beware the F/A - 22 Raptor with open doors" -- Unknown US NAVY Raptor Pilot)
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To: msnimje

That makes sense.


34 posted on 08/15/2006 12:48:03 PM PDT by mom4kittys (If velvet could sing, it would sound like Josh Groban)
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To: Blogger

Prayers for the two in the heart of darkness.


35 posted on 08/15/2006 12:53:17 PM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: ohioWfan

here's his last report



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q-LOEoTr0I


37 posted on 08/15/2006 12:58:51 PM PDT by petercooper (Is this where I get me a huntin' license?)
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To: Blogger

I suppose the deal is taht if Fox quits trashing the Hezzies and Hamas by telling the truth, then they can have their people back, ala CNN in Iraq not long ago.


38 posted on 08/15/2006 1:03:01 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: petercooper

Eerie. See the way those last two young Pali guys looked back at Steve as they walked by?


39 posted on 08/15/2006 1:08:11 PM PDT by LikeLight
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To: tobyhill

You haven't seen Shepard Smith's reporting then. Shep's been on the Hezzy's side since this thing started.


40 posted on 08/15/2006 1:10:17 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: CFC__VRWC

Fox's VP has E-Mailed everyone insisting no further reporting be done on this while negotiations are underway. I heard this on Fox Radio News at 5:30 AM, and did not hear of it again on any 1/2 hourly broadcast throughout the day ( to my annoyance). Then I realized that decision wasn't a "news" one, but a "tactical" one.


41 posted on 08/15/2006 1:11:49 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: Blogger

Level every house in Gaza until the Paliwhackers give 'em up.


42 posted on 08/15/2006 1:15:37 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: July 4th

I want to know why FOX is not talking about this kidnapping.


43 posted on 08/15/2006 1:20:15 PM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: conservative blonde

Read my post. 2 up.


44 posted on 08/15/2006 1:21:48 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: conservative blonde

If you doubt me, travel to the Drudge-oba System you must. There the truth you seek you will find.


45 posted on 08/15/2006 1:27:30 PM PDT by Burr5
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Actually I have seen Sheps reporting and his pro-Hezbo reporting is just plain disgusting but I'm sure they'll request more Sheps.
46 posted on 08/15/2006 1:35:48 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: conservative blonde

I believe they've been instructed not to.


47 posted on 08/15/2006 1:38:57 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: July 4th; Lovergirl; Kieri; ohioWfan; mom4kittys; msnimje
Breitbart has the wrong Centanni. There's two Centanni's with public birth records. One was born in 1946 (not the FOX Centanni) and the other was born in 1962 (the Centanni who was abducted).

Source:

http://www.birthdatabase.com/

I typed in "Steven" for first name; "Centanni" for last name. One Centanni lives in California and the other in Virginia (the 60 year old Centanni). According to the FOX bio, Centanni lives in California.
48 posted on 08/15/2006 1:40:22 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: Publius6961
You got to remember that muslims are not only brutal and primitive, but stupid and juvenile too

And to just what do you base these assertions of yours?

Or was it just a flip remark?

49 posted on 08/15/2006 1:43:58 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: betsyross1776
"Notice how fox is no longer showing what is going on in Gaza . also, TODAY THEY SHOWED CLIPS OF THE LEBS GOING BACK TO THE SOUTH IN SPITE OF THE FACT THE JEWS SAID DO NOT GO THERE.ARE THE ARABS HOLDING FOX HOSTAGE?LOOKS THAT WAY TO ME!

I noticed that too! Fox's reporting today seemed sort of strange. I have yet to hear Fox mention the kidnapping.

50 posted on 08/15/2006 1:46:25 PM PDT by StormEye
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