This is great news. BBC reporter Paul Johnston has been released after 115 days of captivity in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas delivered him, while the Israeli and US-backed organized crime syndicate called "Fatah" could not. Johnston himself explains:
He said Hamas' seizure of power in Gaza and its subsequent pledge to improve security in the territory had aided his release.
"The kidnappers seemed very comfortable and very secure in their operation until... a few weeks ago, when Hamas took charge of the security operation here," he said.
As I pointed out a few weeks ago,
In Gaza, they (Hamas) will have the opportunity to clean up the streets and restore law and order now that the organized criminal gangs of Fatah have been vanquished.
It appears they're delivering. Much to the consternation of the Bush administration and embittered neocons who've done everything they could do to destroy the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people.
Egg on their faces? I think so.
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