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ISM Activist Vittorio Arrigoni Kidnapped in Gaza

by PeaceReporter

International Solidarity Movement activist Vittorio Arrigoni was kidnapped in Gaza today. News sources in the Gaza Strip say that the kidnappers are members of a Salafi group. In a YouTube video, the group threatens to kill Arrigoni in 30 hours, counting from 11 AM in Gaza (10 AM in Italy), if the Hamas government does not free Salafi detainees.

The first report, citing unnamed sources in the Gaza media, mentioned that three armed men kidnapped Arrigoni in Gaza City.

An Italian Foreign Ministry official, contacted by PeaceReporter, stated that a crisis unit is verifying the authenticity of the YouTube video. The news came to the foreign ministry through media sources. No other news about Arrigoni is available.

Saad Nimer, a spokesperson for Marwan Barghouti, an imprisoned Palestinian leader, told PeaceReporter: "I am shocked and disturbed. Who can possib

Added: Apr-14-2011 
By: ellhow
Middle East
Tags: gaza
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