Rare good news. Both men were freed after a forced “conversion” to Islam:
Militants freed two Fox News journalists on Sunday in the Gaza Strip, ending a nearly two week hostage drama in which one of the former captives said they were forced at gunpoint to make statements, including that they had converted to Islam.
Correspondent Steve Centanni, 60, of Washington, D.C., and cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand, were dropped off at Gaza City’s Beach Hotel by Palestinian security officials. A tearful Centanni briefly embraced a Palestinian journalist in the lobby, then rushed upstairs with Wiig behind him.
The pair, who appeared to be in good health, then met with Palestinian officials, including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. The three men sat in a circle of chairs at the hotel, before the journalists held a news conference, then left and crossed into Israel.
I’m going to run the latest NHC forcast track map in place of the DoD images until it appears that this storm is not a concern. All updates will occur in this post on Blogs of War Offtopic. Gulf Coast residents should start paying close attention to this storm.
Via the IRNA:
An informed source with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Tuesday that Iran’s response to the proposed package of Group 5+1 will be presented in matter of hours.
The source told IRNA that ambassadors of Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Switzerland will receive Iran’s response.
The sources further said Ali Larijani, secretary of the council, will deliver the answer.
Update: The response has been delivered. No details have emerged.
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