Vittorio Arrigoni, ISM worker, Kidnapped in Gaza

April 15, 2011

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April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011 | GazaTimes

Vittorio Arrigoni, 36, ISM volunteer in Gaza, was kidnapped earlier today in Gaza city. Later, a youtube video surfaced showing Vittotio blind folded and beaten up.

Salafi Jehadis claimed the responsibility of kidnapping and abducting him asking Hamas govvernment in Gaza to release Abu Al Waleed Al Maqdisi in 30 hours fstarting from 11 am today 14\4\2011 or else they would kill him.

All jornos in Gaza, Vittorios friends here and his friends everywhere ask Hamas to immediately intervene and release Vittiorio who worked hard to help Gaza for a long time.

Please lets all pray for his safe release.

The youtube vid:

Source: Gazatimes Weblog

Update 1

According to PalToday Magazine, Italian Foreign Affairs Office declared the loss of communication with one of their citizens in Gaza without mentioning names of confirming that its Vittorio, but its obvious in the Youtube Video shared earlier that its him.Ansar Al Sunah “Salafi” Group in Gaza, declared their responsibility of Vittorio’s abduction and said they will release a press release soon. According to PalToday Magazine.

Update 2



Gazans will move to Al Jundi Sq. tomorrow at 4 pm in Gaza to protest and ask for his immediate release, join the facebook event

The Story Vittorio contributed to Electronic Intifada


This is how Vittorio put his life at risk to fight 4 Gaza, more Palestinian than his kidnappers. 

Message from occupiedpalestine to the kidnappers of Vittorio Arrigoni

As a muslim, I strongly condemn this action. This is no Islam.

“It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. You desire the good of this world (i.e. the money of ransom for freeing the captives), but Allaah desires (for you) the Hereafter. And Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. Were it not a previous ordainment from Allaah, a severe torment would have touched you for what you took.”

Qur’aan 8:67-68

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