The Jerusalem Post is reporting on its Web site that former Bay Area journalist Steve Centanni, now of Fox News, and cameraman Olaf Wiig are being held by one of Fatah’s militias in a refugee camp near Gaza City. The pair were snatched at gunpoint from their TV truck parked near the parking lot of a Palestinian Authority police station in Gaza. Fatah is part of the Palestinian Authority and one of the two major political parties in the Palestinian territories, along with Hamas. A top Hamas activist tells the Post that his movement’s investigations have shown that the two journalists were initially kidnapped by members of one of the Palestinian Authority’s security forces. The activist claims the kidnappers wanted to put pressure on the Palestinian leadership to pay them their salaries and later handed the two over to Fatah gunmen. [PPC Aug. 19: Centanni’s Bay Area roots]

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