Grilling Johnston

Alan Johnston is answering questions on the Guardian’s Organ Grinder blog NOW…. Here’s a snippet,

Do you think you’ll go back to Gaza sometime?
I lived in Gaza for three years, it became my home and a huge part of my life. I’d love to go back and see many people. It would be great to spend an evening with friends in one of the beachfront cafes. But unfortunately, going back isn’t really possible, at least for the moment. There is always the possibility of kidnap – can you imagine if I let that happen to me again! I think the BBC has had enough of trying to get me out of that kind of trouble. More seriously, it would be hard for me to go back and do quiet, worthwhile journalistic work. I am really rather well known in Gaza now and that might make reporting on the place difficult in various ways. link