GAZA CITY, Gaza, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign teachers as they arrived at the American International School in the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday morning.
The two were identified by news reports as Hendrik Taatgen, the school's Dutch principal, and his deputy, Australian Brian Ambrosio.
They were reportedly forced from their car and bundled into another vehicle as they arrived at the school in Beit Lahiya. Mostly foreign nationals teach at the school, which is partly funded by the U.S. government.
The Australian Foreign Ministry said an embassy official had been sent to assist Palestinian security officers with the investigation, The Australian reported.