What the fuck? Are the BBC not sure? Perhaps they are being sensitive, after all Hamas leaders are bound to re-word this something akin to innocent Palestinian gets kidnapped by the Zionists.
Hamas are classed as a terrorist organisation even by the beaurocrats at the EU
Lets look at some other headlines form Google News. Note NONE use the 'apparently' quotes.
Though I can understand the BBC's caution. Below are some paraphrase's of the peaceful Charter of Hamas
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."Update: Well as I'm sure you're aware, DrunkenBlogging holds much sway in the offices of BBC and they have removed those damned quotes that irk me so much. The headline is now Israel police hold Hamas minister
We can all sleep safely in our beds.... until next time!