Haniyeh The Merciful
Hamas' former PA Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, has assured the West that securing the release of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston is a 'top priority' as his 100th day of captivity passes.
A senior Hamas leader last night insisted that securing Alan Johnston's freedom was a top priority as vigils were held worldwide to mark the BBC journalist's 100th day as a hostage.
Ismail Haniyeh, who was deposed as Palestinian prime minister last week, warned the Scot's captors that they were running out of time. He said: "We are approaching the need for being decisive. We hope to finish as soon as possible."
His comments came as a member of the violent clan said to be holding Mr Johnston was kidnapped and executed. The body of Munir Dughmush was dumped in a square in Gaza City yesterday - just hours after Hamas named his family as the group behind the abduction.
Haniyeh the Merciful. Benevolent terrorists are always refreshing.
Perhaps Haniyeh might make releasing Galid Shalit a 'top priority.' Or not. The Israeli soldier was captured in a Hamas-led operation one year ago in a Palestinian tunnel raid into Israel.