On Tuesday December 6, there were several remarkable developments:
- A marvelously articulate and moving interview was given by Tom Fox's daughter Katherine on ABC TV Nightline. We had been careful not to identify her here before now; but that is no longer necessary. Here's a link to the podcast in MP3 format. The transcript is posted here.
- Statements of support for the release of Tom and the others came from prominent figures in more Palestinian Arab militant groups, including the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Hamas, and Hezbollah. To have armed groups like this bearing witness on behalf of unarmed pacifists is a remarkable testimony. This Canadian news report has more detail.
- A website has gone up in New Zealand in support of Harmeet Sooden, one of the captives. Find it here.
- The total number of signatures on online petitions for release surpassed 33,000 -- up from 25,000 a day earlier. Keep spreading the word! Let's keep the ball rolling!