Fox News crew kidnapped in Gaza

Palestinian gunmen have abducted a Fox News reporter and his cameraman, Fox News reports. American reporter Steve Centanni and his New Zealander cameraman Olaf Wiig were taken in a car ambush in Gaza City.

Eyewitnesses report that a Fox News mobile truck was parked near the Palestinian Authority building in Gaza City. Several cars drove up and boxed in the Fox News truck, and masked gunmen held the truck's bodyguard at gunpoint while they ushered the two Fox News employees into one of the cars and sped away. The pair's translator was also captured and released.

Fox News confirmed that the two had been taken.

"Negotiations for their release are taking place right now," the channel said in a statement.

Foreign journalists are common targets for kidnappers. Christian Science Monitor writer Jill Carroll was kidnapped in January and held for 82 days before being released without serious injury.

So far, no militant group has claimed responsibility for the latest kidnapping.

"This is not acceptable at all," said Khaled Abu Hilal, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority Interior Ministry.

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Hahahaha you're all so funny. "the terrorist have found out where they broadcast their propaganda!" Oh yeah, that's smart. Fox News broadcasts the news, and in a much more fair way then CNN or CBS. There is some conservative bias, but every other network has a liberal bias, so does the ratio 1:10 conversative-to-liberal stations sound right to you? You should stop picking on Fox News just because they lean a certain way, and focus more on their actual reporting, which I think is top-notch, and that's the reason their #1.
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That is extremely sad but unlikely to happen again.
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oh no what will bush admin do now

the terrorist have found out where they broadcast their propaganda!
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"Why do they keep going over there knowing this may happen? The media is out of control."

Because they report the news. How else are they suppose to report whats going on?? They know the risks and they still go. I think that's rather brave.
I hope they both ok. I like Steve Centanni... =\
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Why do they keep going over there knowing this may happen? The media is out of control.
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This is so sad....and scary...
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I dont want to sound mean but they new the risks
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Maybe the world community would now stop feeling automatically sorry for the underdogs, because terrorists come in all sizes...
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