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Wife plea for missing journalist
Anita McNaught
Freelance cameraman Olaf Wiig was kidnapped Monday
The British wife of a Fox News cameraman has made an emotional plea to his kidnappers to release him and a fellow journalist.

Cameraman Olaf Wiig, 36, of New Zealand and Steve Centanni, 60, from the US, were kidnapped in Gaza city on Monday.

Mr Wiig's wife, Anita McNaught, a freelance journalist, made the plea in a televised statement.

"If somebody knows any information, can you please tell us because I want him home so much," she said.

"He and his colleague, Steve, don't deserve this. They are good men, they are good men and they should be allowed to come home. Please let him come home. Please."

"He and Steve were here because they wanted to be here, because as journalists they wanted to tell the Palestinian story. He cares about the Palestinian people."

Unusual

Steve Centanni
No group has claimed responsibility for kidnapping Steve Centanni

Over the past two years, a number of foreigners have been kidnapped in Gaza. All have been freed unharmed.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of the two journalists and major militant groups have denied having anything to do with the abduction.

The crew's Palestinian driver told security officials their car was stopped in Gaza City on Monday evening.

He said masked gunmen ordered the men into another vehicle and they were driven away.






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