Killing of Italian campaigner in Gaza strip is condemned
There’s been widespread condemnation following the killing of an Italian peace campaigner in the Gaza strip by an extremist Jihadist group aligned with al Qaeda. Security personnel found the body of Vittorio Arrigoni in an abandoned house following his abduction by militants yesterday.
Two men have been arrested and others are being sought in connection with the killing.
“I think that the Hamas government is pretty much in control of the situation there…but there are more extremist groups that are in the Gaza strip that are not under the rule or under the thumb of Hamas and they act independently”, says Gershon Baskin, the Co-Director of the Israel- Palestine Centre of Research and Information.
Italy has described Arrigoni's killing as a "barbarous murder". Listen to interview here