Friday, August 11, 2006

Palestine: Italian Peace Activist Murdered

Angelo Frammartino 24 was stabbed to death by a Palestinian Y-Net News reports.

The website of Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera reported that Frammartino was working for the setting up of a children's supper camp for Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City, and was supposed to return to Italy on Friday.

The youth was stabbed in the back while walking with four friends in the Sultan Suleiman street in the capital, near the Prahim Gate.

The attacker left the knife at the scene of the crime and fled. Police set up checkpoints in the area and arrested three suspects for suspected involvement.

It is believed that the attack was a nationalistically motivated terror attack, and not an attempted robbery.

Resuscitation attempts by Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived on the scene could not save him, and Frammartino was declared dead due to loss of blood.

Frammartino, a resident of Monta Rotondo, arrived in Israel at the start of the month with an Italian organization, ARCI, working to advance human rights in the world.
So let me see if I can figure this out. The murderer was not interested in peace, he was not interested in human rights, and he prefered stabbing people in the back.

If the Palestinians will do this to their friends just think of what they have in mind for their enemies - the Jews.

And yet there are still quite a few folks out there who believe these people deserve a state. There are some beliefs that seem to die very hard. It is too bad Angelo had to die so that others might have a chance (what are the odds they will take it?) to see.

Hamas believes in the murder of all the Jews. For them, obviously, that is just the beginning. The canary in the coal mine.

The coda to the article is telling:
"My parents are on holiday. When they return, the house will never be the same as before," said a neighbor who burst out in tears. "He was a golden guy. He dealt with politics but he wasn't an extremist. He was just a pacifist, the poor guy."
He was just a pacifist, the poor guy. Well we seem to have a lot of pacifists here in America, more than a few in Lebanon and Syria too. Let us hope they don't get us all killed.

Update: 20 August '06 1033z

A suspect has been arrestet. The report also says he confessed.


eyesallaround said...

Poetic justice... I wonder if he looked like a Westerner... The mooselims like killing Westerners... just for fun, would be my guess.

Unknown said...

Irony is a harsh mistress, Angelo.