So…. the Mossad had no other choice but to kill him.

From Mondoweiss……

Arrigoni documented Israeli attacks on Palestinian ambulance workers, ‘the most heroic people I ever met’

by Philip Weiss

An amazing video of the late Vik Vittorio Arrigoni from May 2009. At minute 6 he documents the attacks on Palestinian ambulance drivers during Cast Lead; you see two stretcher-bearers being shot at in Gaza City. Remember, this is an essential point of the now-disputed al-Samouni case, in which ambulances were prevented from approaching the bombed family, and at least one person died who surely might have survived their injuries. Doesn’t that constitute a deliberate attack on civilians?

This is from the Goldstone Report on the al-Samouni family:

[A]t around 4 p.m. [January 4, 2009], PRCS ambulance managed to come in the vicinity of the house where Ahmad was lying wounded, but was prevented by the Israeli armed forces from rescuing him. Ahmad died at around 2 a.m. during the night… The ambulance had turned west off Salah ad-Din Street when, at one of the first houses in the area, Israeli soldiers on the ground and on the roof of one of the houses directed their guns at it and ordered it to stop. The driver and the nurse were ordered to get out of the vehicle, raise their hands, take off their clothes and lie on the ground. Israeli soldiers then searched them and the vehicle for 5 to 10 minutes. Having found nothing, the soldiers ordered the ambulance team to return to Gaza City, in spite of their pleas to be allowed to pick up some wounded. In his statement to the Mission, the ambulance driver recalled seeing women and children huddling under the staircase in a house, but not being allowed to take them with him.

Arrigoni speaks of 13 Palestinian paramedics who died. “I will remember those martyrs as the most heroic people I ever met.”

At the end of the video Arrigoni quotes the Italian poet Enzo Biagi. “Enzo Biagi said ‘Truth is like poetry, it doesn’t need any adjectives, it is freedom.’ We will keep making poetry of our lives until freedom will be declared over the broken chains of all oppressed peoples.”


  1. skulz fontaine said,

    April 17, 2011 at 21:40

    If not today, Palestine, when? You know what I’m talking about.

  2. Kalki said,

    April 17, 2011 at 23:37

    If there is an afterlife Palestinians who have suffered will be the real learned ones and our guides. I find it so commendable that a people can suffer so much and still survive. Kudos to Palestinians – the REAL victims of a terribly wrong ideology.

  3. Rick @ NMC said,

    April 18, 2011 at 00:43

    Above is the url for the Jerusalem Post online. I took a moment to comment that Vittorio Arrigoni was most likely killed by Mossad agents posing as al Qaida. My did the Zionists come out of the woodwork.

    The bottom line in this whole thing is human rights, that the Palestinian people need to be left alone absent of Israel’s influence and occupation.

    Vittorio was, like O’Keefe, trying to do just that and at the same time bring these people some peace and relief from the constant Zionist occupation.

    Vittorio did see and know alot, and his kidnapping and death were the perfect catalyst Israel needed to prevent further worldwide condemnation because there will be those in fear of launching another flotilla to Gaza.

    Israel can continue to play the victim, and I and many others will continue to be as one comment put it, “useful idiots.” As long as we continue to speak out to the world about the atrocities in Palestine then we will be useful. But idiots we are not. Rest In Peace Vittorio. We will carry on your struggle.

  4. April 18, 2011 at 03:02

    […] in his actions and understood that we are all connected.  He was an Italian journalist named Vittorio Arrigoni and a few days ago, he was brutally kidnapped and then murdered.  There is another flotilla due to […]

  5. rsr2011 said,

    April 18, 2011 at 04:14

    Keep living Vit

  6. April 18, 2011 at 06:45


  7. Brian Concannon said,

    April 18, 2011 at 13:17

    Vittorio you are a Legend and Martyr in the name of Peace for palestine

    Free Gaza
    Free Palestine

    zionism is a cancer upon humanity and no one suffers more from that satanic cancer than Palestinians

    Kenneth O’Keefe please be careful of the zionist demons who would love to martyr you as well – hopefully their not that stupid, it would just raise your anti-zionist profile and all your achievements and stuff by 10 times

  8. Ingrid B. said,

    April 18, 2011 at 16:39

    So, they thought that by killing Vittorio, that they would silence him, how wrong they were. Since his death, people worldwide are sharing his words, his voice is more powerful in death, and thus, Vittorio Arrigoni lives on.

  9. Herman said,

    April 19, 2011 at 18:27

    This might have been planned long in advance…

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