“If Alan Johnston is not returned after three days, then we will continue. This is a battle for me, my union and the Palestinian people. We must be successful.”
Palestinian Journalists’ Union, Naim Tubasi, to BBC News, after starting up an official three-day boycott of the government in an attempt to pressure officials into helping free abducted BBC Gaza reporter Alan Johnston. During the boycott, the union leader said no Palestinian media outlet would cover stories on the activities of the presidency or the new unity government.