[...] The kidnappers expressed bizarre resentment that Johnston, 45, had done nothing to thank them for their hospitality while they held him at gunpoint in a tiny cell.I hear the Hostage Journalist's Plate comes with a free drink.
“We used to give him everything he wanted,” Abu Zobayer, an aide to Dagmoush, said.
“We spent £70 on his food every week. The Matouk restaurant [one of the best eateries in Gaza] got rich because we had to feed him.”
Johnston has said that he fell ill from the food he was served. Zobayer commented: “It’s not our problem that we gave him everything and he only ate a little.”
Although they did not torture him physically, the kidnappers seemed to have no concept of the psychological torture they were inflicting on the BBC correspondent.(Hat Tip: Discarded Lies)
“We had people with him all the time to try to help him to relax,” said Zobayer.
“We gave him a radio so that he could listen to his own channel. I myself sat with him to try to make him feel comfortable and feel that he will be released.” [...]
Crossposted on Soccer Dad