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Death of a Useful Idiot

An Italian palestinian terror-supporter has learned the hard way that many of the people he supported are backstabbers…literally.

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 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 was what many people call a “peace activist.” Here’s a little insight into what activists of peace believe in.

In a letter sent a few months ago to a local newspaper, Angelo expressed his world view: “We must recognize that in a situation with no violence is a luxury in many parts of the world, but we are not seeking to prevent legitimate self defense operations. I never dreamt of condemning the resistance, the blood of the Vietnamese, the blood of nations under colonial occupation, or the blood of Palestinian youths from the first intifada,” he said.

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“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.”

I wonder if Frammartino would consider his knifing a terror attack or legitimate self-defense operation, had he survived.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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