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  • November 19, 2012 1:13 pm
    Hostilities between Israel and Hamas continue into a sixth day. 

    Hostilities between Israel and Hamas continue into a sixth day. 

  • April 18, 2011 1:01 pm
    Why Did Jihadists Kill My Friend?
MJ editorial intern Ashley Bates offers her very personal story:

The jihadist militants in Gaza who kidnapped and murdered Italian journalist and human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni could not have killed a more steadfast champion of freedom and justice for Palestinians.
I met Vittorio, known to his friends as Vik, during my first week of freelance reporting in Gaza last year…He brought along his laptop, and offered to let me use his pictures and videos. He took deep puffs from his pipe as he told me about the things he’d seen, including the time he saw a friend of his killed in an Israeli airstrike. I remember feeling awed by his determination to perservere despite his grief…

Read the entire thing here.

    Why Did Jihadists Kill My Friend?

    MJ editorial intern Ashley Bates offers her very personal story:

    The jihadist militants in Gaza who kidnapped and murdered Italian journalist and human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni could not have killed a more steadfast champion of freedom and justice for Palestinians.

    I met Vittorio, known to his friends as Vik, during my first week of freelance reporting in Gaza last year…He brought along his laptop, and offered to let me use his pictures and videos. He took deep puffs from his pipe as he told me about the things he’d seen, including the time he saw a friend of his killed in an Israeli airstrike. I remember feeling awed by his determination to perservere despite his grief…

    Read the entire thing here.