Vittorio Arrigoni
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Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni found dead in Gaza

The body of an Italian peace campaigner who was taken hostage in Gaza has been found.

Vittorio Arrigoni, a pro-Palestinian activist, had been abducted on Thursday.

Police said he was found hanged in a Gaza City house after receiving a tip-off.

Speaking in 2008, the 36-year-old, who arrived in Gaza on a supply boat which broke Israel's blockade, declared his love for Palestine.

  • 15 Apr 2011
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