Did I miss something? I was under the impression that he was held by a Hamas associated group.
BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to thank him for helping to free him from 114 days in captivity in Gaza.
He met Mr Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, a day after he was freed in a deal between his kidnappers, the Army of Islam, and the Hamas movement.
Appatrently, it is important to make Abbas look good in the media. That is all I got!