There's an update on the purportedly kidnapped "peace workers" long after the deadline set by their captors has passed:
(IsraelNN.com) Some of the members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams kidnapped in Iraq were previously stationed in Hevron, where members of the local Jewish community say they interfered with security forces and incited local Arabs against Jews living in the city.
Fariel Abu Haikel, Headmistress at Kurtuba Girls School in Hevron praised the work of the volunteers and asked that the Iraqi terrorists that kidnapped them set them free. 'As a women who works with them, I send my call for the Iraqi resistance to release these people because CPT are very important people for us. To Bush I say that democracy is not imposed — democracy is given by people, not given by armies. We are sending our call for the faction that kidnapped these people in Iraq to release them immediately because we need them here.'
CPT, on its web site, announced that it did not hold the kidnapping against the Iraqi terrorists. "Perhaps you are men who only want to raise the issue of illegal detention," reads a statement from the remaining CPT team in Iraq. "We don't know what you may have endured. As you can see by the statements of support from our friends in Iraq and all over the world, we work for those who are oppressed. We also condemn our own governments for their actions in Iraq."
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