Report: Libya militia mistook journalists' Welsh for Hebrew

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March 20, 2012 18:02

 
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Two journalists from the UK were snatched by a Libyan militia after members of the group mistook their native Welsh language for Hebrew, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

Gareth Montgomery-Johnson and Nicholas Davies-Jones were taken in Tripoli last month, after the Misrata Brigade accused them of being Israeli spies.

"They thought this was Hebrew and we were Israeli spies," Montgomery-Johnson told the BBC.

The two were handed over to the British Interior Minister March 14, and were flown back to the UK on Monday, according to the report.

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