One of our intrepid journalists staggered into the office the other day, the Middle-Eastern sun still in her hair, so soon had she left Syria. She had been to interview Hamas, asking them about their position in the current crisis. Our reporter received a departing gift.
It came wrapped, in a box.
Struggling to be polite, she thanked them and then set off to the airport. She went to check-out. Then, when asked if she had been given anything to take on the plane, rather than saying: "Oh, I have a wrapped parcel that has just been given to me by people recognised by many governments as a terrorist organisation", she mumbled: "No", and headed into the plane.
As she took the parcel out to open it in the Newsroom, people made excuses and went for coffee. Luckily there was no loud bang. Instead she had been given a 3D picture of the Masjid Al Aqsa. It now sits behind her desk.
We won't say which airline she flew with.