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It’s hard to say whether the family of Olaf Wiig, one of the journalists kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, is just saying whatever they think might secure his release, or if they’re telling the truth. But this is the sort of thing that would have mystified me a few years ago but now just makes me roll my eyes:

“He is a person who would understand them and would want then to tell their story to the world. He is a man who understands the struggle for justice, and that peace depends upon justice,” Wiig told local media.

Olaf Wiig objected to Israeli action in the Palestinian territories and probably understood the desperation of his unknown captors, Wiig said shortly after the August 14 abduction.

“He’s the kind of person who understands the need for justice and would understand the kind of fear and trauma they’re going through,” he said.

I hope that Fiig and the other kidnapped journalist, Steve Centanni, are released and returned safely to their homes and families. But I also think that a Fiskie nomination might be in order.

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