Kidnapping journalists, no matter who they work for, is not acceptable.
Palestinian gunmen ambushed a car carrying a Fox News crew in Gaza City on Monday and kidnapped two of the journalists inside, according to witnesses and Fox. "We can confirm that two of our people were taken against their will in Gaza," Fox News said in a statement.
A Fox employee in Gaza, who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to release information about the incident, said the two kidnapped people were reporter Steve Centanni, a U.S. citizen, and a cameraman from New Zealand.
Major militant groups in Gaza denied having any connection to the abduction, and there was no immediate word of any demands made.
If that's true, then this could be a pure play for cash. That's good news on the one hand. But, on the other, it means that the Palestinians in Gaza are getting more desperate.
This is not a good way to win the world's sympathy at a time when the propaganda war is as important as the shooting war.
Cross your fingers for these guys.