The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the kidnapping this evening of a CNN
producer in Gaza City by unknown gunmen. CNN
reported that Riyadh Ali, a veteran producer for the station, was seized at gunpoint from a car in which he was a passenger with CNN
colleagues, including correspondent Ben Wedeman. In an interview on CNN
, Wedeman said a gunman emerged from a white Peugeot, came toward the CNN
team, and demanded to know which of them was Ali. After the CNN
producer was identified, he was taken from the car by the gunman, Wedeman said. Several other armed men were with him.