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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

4. Johnston Released

NEWS FLASH, 9.00a.m.

BBC's Johnston 'released in Gaza'

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has reportedly been freed from kidnappers in Gaza after almost four months in captivity.

Mr Johnston, 45, was handed over to officials of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas administration, reports say.

During his time as a hostage, three videos were released featuring images of Mr Johnston and of his belongings.

Calls were made for his release in rallies worldwide and in an online petition signed by some 200,000 people ( See plea for release on right column ) - BBC.

Thank God and thank all the people involved in his release, especially the Hamas Group, who spoke on his behalf for the release.