Guardian: Vittorio Arrigoni received a death threat from a US far-right website
Ihab Salim-independent journalist-Sandviken-Sweden-Iraqi news agency INA: Britain's Guardian newspaper revealed that the Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni, who was killed after he was kidnapped by an unknown group in the Gaza Strip on Friday, received a death threat from a US far-right website, according to the newspaper. The newspaper added: "Vittorio Arrigoni began travelling abroad. He reached Israel nine years ago almost by chance, his mother recalled", according to the newspaper. "He told me: 'I came through the Damascus gate and arrived in East Jerusalem. It was as if I had been hit by a thunderbolt.' That was the moment he understood his work would be concentrated there," Egidia Beretta said according to the newspaper. Her son was among a group of activists from Europe and the US who revived the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a pro-Palestinian group that worked closely with fishermen and farmers in the Gaza Strip. Arrigoni had been in Gaza for three years, living in a one-bedroom flat that looked out at the port. He was among those who took part in the Free Gaza mission in August 2008, which aimed to break the Israeli blockade and bring humanitarian aid to the Strip, according to the newspaper. Beretta, who is mayor of a village between Milan and Lake Como, said her son never put himself in dangerous situations. He rang his family every Sunday and was "always calm", she said, according to the newspaper. But Arrigoni's life was anything but safe. In <b>...</b>
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