Finally Hamas has managed to secure Alan Johnston’s freedom. I’m quite impressed by Hamas’s relentless effort to secure his freedom – Hamas earlier said that they are would do whatever it takes to get him freed, even through the barrel of gun!
Following his release Alan said:
“It is the most fantastic thing to be free,” he said.
He described his experience of captivity as “appalling” and “occasionally quite terrifying”.
“It became quite hard to imagine normal life again,” he said.
“I literally dreamt many times of being free and always woke up back in that room.”
Welcome back, Alan. Welcome back!