Kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston appeared in a video posted on an Islamic militant website today, saying he had been treated well.
He called for the lifting of international sanctions against the Palestinian government.
There was no way to tell when the video was recorded. Mr Johnston, 45, from Argyllshire, was kidnapped on March 12 by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza City, and before today, had not been seen or heard from since.
The tape appeared on the Al-Ekhlaas website, frequently used by Islamic militants. It bore the logo of the Army of Islam, a shadowy Palestinian group.
Mr Johnston, looking fit and calm, spoke of the suffering Gazans had endured and urged a lifting of sanctions imposed in an effort to pressure the Palestinian government to recognise Israel's right to exist and renounce violence.