Vittorio Arrigoni was allegedly kidnapped by Salafists who wanted to barter him for the release of several prisoners, including Salafist leader Sheikh Abu Walid al-Maqdasi, from Palestinian jails.
The slaying of Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni has led to international outrage, from solidarity groups as well as Hamas, whose spokesperson described the murder as being “against the humanity … of the Palestinian people.”
Arrigoni was killed allegedly by Salafist radicals, members of an Islamist movement that deems Hamas’ politics too moderate. —JCL
The Palestinian militant group that governs Gaza, Hamas, has condemned the murder of Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni.
A Hamas spokesman described the killing as “against the humanity… of the Palestinian people”.
Mr Arrigoni was found dead hours after being seized on Thursday by a radical group in conflict with Hamas.
Police said he was found hanged in a Gaza City apartment and two people have been arrested.