Italian Peace Activist Knifed to Death in Racist Attack

An Italian peace activist who was working on setting up a children’s suppper camp for Palestinians was knifed to death in a racist attack in Old Jerusalem.

This photo released by family Friday Aug 11, 2006 shows Angelo Frammartino, 24, who was stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old City Thursday Aug 10 2006. Angelo was attacked late Thursday by at least one person as he was walking with one or two women companions near the Damascus Gate of the old city’s walls. He died 20 minutes later from his injuries, (AP Photo / Family ho)

The young Italian wanted to set up a youth camp for Palestinian children:

Angelo Frammartino, a 24 year-old student from Italy who arrived in Israel as a human rights organization activist, was stabbed to death Thursday by an Arab knifeman.

“He believed in what he did and was always ready to help others,” a friend described him.

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 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.

Tammy Bruce says he was stabbed in the back by the very ones he was trying to help.

Maybe it was because of the Iraq War?

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