15/04/14: On 3rd anniversary of Vittorio Arrigoni’s death, SFP remembers and honours him

Today marks the 3rd anniversary or Vittorio Arrigoni’s death in Gaza. Hisham Jamjoum, SFP Steering Committee member and friend of Vittorio, shares his memories of him with us:

Be a man, two words may hear them in the ethics or morality, may we read in some articles and books, but in fact the two words that were the principle of life and a encompassed by the fighter for the freedom of Palestine. This fighter paid with his life for the security of the Palestinian people, fighting through the popular resistance. He witnessed the Occupation in the cities of Nablus, Tulkarm and Ramallah. But also in the villages: Budrus; Biddu; and Beit Surik.  And he saw the Gaza Strip, showing the people his humanity.

Today marks the third anniversary of the death of a man, and a brother and son, dear to my heart and the hearts of many Palestinians who knew him. Vittorio understood the word, loving, helping people and being a strong believer in justice and the Palestinian cause. Elderly women loved him. He did hard work helping people wherever they were. In addition, he was a journalist, getting the message out about the Palestinian cause and the injustice the people suffered.

This man, who we lost 3 years ago to the hands and forces of darkness and criminality in the Gaza Strip, our beloved activist who we will not forget as long as I live, let his name echo in the skies of Palestine and the world, that he, Vittorio Arrigoni, has God’s mercy.

كن انسانا,كلمتان قد نسمعهما في أداب الأخلاق أو قد نقرأها في بعض المقالات والكتب, لكنها في الواقع هما كلمتان كانتا مبدأ حياة وبوصلة طريق لمناضل من أجل حرية فلسطين,هذا المناضل اللذي كلفته حياته ثمنا لما أمن به بحرية الشعب الفلسطيني عن طريق القاومه الشعبيه,فشهدت له مدن نابلس وطولكرم ورام الله.وقرى الزاويه ومسحه وبدرس وبدو وبيت سوريك كما شهد قطاع غزه لهذا الانسان في انسانيته.يصادف اليوم الذكرى الثالثه لاستشهاد انسان وأخ وابن عزيز على قلبي وقلوب الكثير من الفلسطينيين اللذين عرفوه انسانا بمعنى الكلمه,محبا لمساعدة الناس ومؤمنا بعدالة قضيتنا الفلسطينيه,فكم من امرأه مسنه دعت له بالخير لما كان يقوم به من عمل دؤوب في مساعدة الناس اينما تواجدوا,اضافة الى كتاباته كصحفي عن القضيه الفلسطينيه وعدالتها,هذا الانسان اللذي استشهد قبل 3 سنوات على يد قوى الظلام والاجرام في قطاع غزه الحبيب هو الناشط اللذي لن انساه ما دمت حيا اسمه دوى في سماء فلسطين والعالم انه فيتوريو أريغوني رحمه الله

Vittorio was a tireless supporter of Palestine and volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement and on the siege-busting boats to Gaza. He had been living in Gaza for a number of years prior to his kidnapping and eventual killing.

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