Friday, April 15, 2011

Vittorio Arrigoni - Hero of the People of Gaza

Vittorio Arrigoni's body was found last night. His murder in an internecine, Palestinian struggle is a loss to Westerners who support Palestinian liberation. More importantly, his murder is a heavy blow to the people of Gaza.
I hope that Vittorio Arigoni's death gives greater weight to his commitment to the Palestinian people.
Solidarity with the Palestinian people draws together the children of Jews who suffered under the Nazis with Italians who fought Mussolini's fascism.
Phil Weiss at Monodweiss posted this moving video footage.


  1. Too many actions by Hamas appear to be in line with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. As there has never been a peaceful transition of Arab power in Gaza, we can expect more of the same.

  2. Ibrahamv -
    You need to check your facts.
    1. Hamas was elected in peaceful elections.
    2. Vittorio Arrigoni was kidnapped and murdered by the enemies of Hamas.
    3. Hamas is an Islamic organization. Nazi Germany and fascist Italy were ideologically anti-clerical. Hamas is not fascist in any meaningful sense. Gaza is under siege and isolated from the world by forces that are far more powerful than itself.
    Vittorio Arrigoni's death is a tragedy but internationals are flocking to fill his place. His own mother is traveling to Gaza on the next boat that will try to break the Israeli-Egyptian-American backed siege.