h/t Allah @ HotAir
Late word is that a Palestinian warlord affiliated with Hamas is the one responsible for abducting Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. According to the DEBKAfile net weekly, “Palestinian warlord Zakaria Dughmush kidnapped the Fox News journalists on behalf of Hamas.” Further:
The Hamas team which abducted Israeli soldier Gilead Shalit on June 25 sought to ease the pressure for his release by staging a more spectacular snatch. For this reason, they hired Zakaria Dughmush and his masked men to capture the two Fox News journalists in Gaza City on Aug. 14.
Although their fates are intertwined, the American Steve Centanni, 60, and New Zealander Olaf Wiig, 36, are not being held in the same place as Gilead Shalit. The Fox journalists are thought to be hidden in Gaza City by the gang which kidnapped him, while Shalit is in a Hamas teamâ€™s hands, either in Rafah or Khan Younes in the southern Gaza Strip.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s exclusive sources on Aug. 25 identified the kidnapper as Dughmush, a former follower of the late Jemal Semhadana, head of the Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees who was killed in Rafah by rockets fired from an Israeli warplane on June 8, 2006.