News Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of three journalists – Caroline Laurent of Elle, Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa and Yong Tae-young of KBS – who were kidnapped yesterday from a Gaza City hotel by an armed group linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) that claimed to belong to the “Jericho brigades.” May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en May 16, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of three journalists – Caroline Laurent of Elle, Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa and Yong Tae-young of KBS – who were kidnapped yesterday from a Gaza City hotel by an armed group linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) that claimed to belong to the “Jericho brigades.”They were abducted in reprisal for the raid which the Israeli army carried out on a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho in order to capture PFLP chief Ahmad Saadat, who was being held for the 2001 murder of Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi.————————————————————————–15.03.2006 Call for the release of three journalists kidnapped in Gaza CityReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the kidnapping of two French journalists, Caroline Laurent of Elle and Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa, and South Korean journalist Yong Tae-young of KBS yesterday in Gaza City, hours after an Israeli army raid on a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho.“We call on the kidnappers to free their hostages, who were just doing their job as journalists and can in no way be held responsible for Israeli army operations in the West Bank, and we call on the Palestinian authorities to do everything possible to locate them and ensure they are returned safe and sound to their families,” the organisation said.“We already urged the Palestinian authorities on several occasions to take steps to reinforce the protection of local and foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip, but clearly nothing was done and we now hold them partially responsible for the appalling security situation still prevailing there,” Reporters Without Borders added.Four journalists were kidnapped last year in the Gaza Strip. All were freed by their kidnappers.In yesterday’s kidnapping, the three journalists were taken from a central Gaza City hotel frequented by foreigners, just hours after Israeli troops stormed Jericho prison to capture Ahmad Saadat of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was being held for the 2001 murder of the Israeli tourism minister.Responsibility for the abduction of the journalists was later claimed by a PFLP-linked armed group that said it belonged to the “Jericho brigades.” A spokesman for the group said: “We want the Israeli forces to withdraw from Jericho and we ask the French government to intervene to protect Ahmad Saadat and the other prisoners.”Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas later appealed for calm and urged Palestinians not to attack foreigners and European interests in the Palestinian territories. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Palestine June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes March 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of three journalists held hostage in Gaza City
Star Files Tony Yazbeck Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments On the Town Related Shows The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down, and Rockefeller Center is somewhere in the middle! Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves and the company of On the Town leaped over to the Today Show plaza on May 18 to delight the crowd—including members of the U.S. Navy—with the Bernstein, Comden and Green classic “New York, New York.” Check out the helluva performance below (because what better way to start your day than by having a trio of sailors singing about the Big Apple?) and catch On the Town at the Lyric Theatre.
Greensburg, In. — Decatur County Farm Bureau will present the 2018 Ag Breakfast on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Decatur County Schools Administration Building.The theme is “Celebration of Farmers and Agriculture” and the keynote speaker is Melissa Rekeweg, deputy director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Greensburg Community Bread of Life, “Farmers Feeding the Flock.” For more information please call 812-663-3595.