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Wife Appeals for Release of Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza


The wife of one of two foreign journalists kidnapped in Gaza City Monday has appealed for their release.

The wife of an abducted New Zealand cameraman Wednesday called the kidnappings pointless, saying the men had been sharing the Palestinians' stories with the world. The other kidnapping victim is an American.

Palestinian security forces are searching for the two journalists who were working for U.S. media outlet Fox News.

No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions.

On the political front, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the Fatah movement and the ruling group Hamas have agreed to resume talks on forming a unity government. Previous talks collapsed over Hamas's refusal to implicitly recognize Israel.

In another development, hospital sources say an Israeli air strike early Wednesday destroyed a building in southern Gaza, killing two people. The Israeli army says it targeted a weapons storage facility.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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