The Rev. Jesse Jackson is headed to the Middle East to see if he can obtain the release of two captured Israeli soldiers and two Fox journalists, including Steve Centanni, who spent much of his career in the Bay Area, according to the Washington Post and other news outlets. Jackson acknowledged the case of Centanni and Fox photographer Olaf Wiig was particularly difficult because so little is known about the militant group holding them.
Other stories on this subject:
- • AP: Centanni’s friends aren’t surprised that the video shows the Fox correspondent looking unfazed by the ordeal.
• CNN: Centanni’s family issues plea.
• McClatchy: The abduction of Centanni and Wiig, now entering its 11th day, may “signal the beginning of a more perilous trend when a previously unknown group released a video of the journalists and issued demands not to Israel or to the Palestinian Authority, but to the United States.”