Online Records of an Italian’s Life in Gaza

An Al Jazeera English video report on the work of an Italian activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, who was killed in Gaza on Friday.

As my colleague Fares Akram reports, Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian activist who was kidnapped by Islamist militants in Gaza on Thursday, and found dead early on Friday, arrived in the Palestinian territory on a ship that broke through the Israeli naval blockade more than two years ago.

Since Mr. Arrigoni, who was 36 years old, was a blogger and an active user of Facebook and Twitter, he left behind an extensive online record of his life in Gaza.

This undated video posted on YouTube on Thursday shows Mr. Arrigoni discussing his activism (note: at the start of the clip, he mistakenly said that he had arrived by boat in August 2009, but, according to the Free Gaza Movement, the boat arrived in the territory on Aug. 23, 2008 and there was no challenge to the blockade a year later):

This video report from The Guardian includes archival footage of Mr. Arrigoni’s arrival in Gaza in 2008 and his explanation, in English, of why he joined the movement to break the blockade:



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