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Italian activist mourned


Hundreds of people in Gaza held a candle light vigil and chanted slogans condemning the killing of a pro-palestinian Italian Activist.

Vittorio Arrigoni was murdered by Al Qaeda sympathisers.

Hamas officials have said his body was found strangled in an abandoned house in Gaza.

There was clear outrage among ordinary people in Gaza over the killing of Arrigoni who had helped local fishermen and farmers.

In a youtube clip posted by his captors, Arrigoni is shown beaten with black tape around his eyes.

A Jihadist Salafi group in Gaza aligned with Al Qaeda had threatened to execute the 35-year-old unless their leader, Sheikh Abu Walid al-Maqdasi was released.

Sheikh Abu Walid al-Maqdasi was detained by Hamas last month.

Two men have been arrested over the Italian activist’s abduction and murder.

Arrigoni had lived in Gaza since arriving aboard a humanitarian aid boat several years ago.

Palestinians in talks with Italian diplomats have said his body would be repatriated via Isreal on Sunday.

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