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Gaza Salafist group kills Italian hostage

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Latest update : 2011-04-15

A Salafist group has killed an Italian activist kidnapped on Thursday in the Gaza Strip. In a video posted on YouTube, the group had demanded the release of several of its members detained by Gaza security forces.

AFP - Rome on Friday denounced the "barbaric murder" of an Italian peace activist after his kidnapping by an Islamist group in Gaza.
              
The Italian foreign ministry "denounces in the strongest manner the act of vile and senseless violence committed by extremists who are indifferent to the value of human life", a statement said.
              
The ministry expressed "its deep horror over the barbaric murder and its most sincere condolences to the family".
              
In a video posted on YouTube, the Salafist group had demanded the release of an unspecified number of their members detained by the security forces in the Gaza Strip.
              
They said they would execute the hostage if their demand was not met by 5:00 pm (1400 GMT) on Friday.
              
Foreign aid workers in the enclave earlier named the man as Vittorio Arrigoni and said he was an activist for the International Solidarity Movement and was also working as a journalist and writer.

 

Date created : 2011-04-14

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