What Did Vittorio Arrigoni’s Tattoo Mean?

As far as I am aware, I was the first to notice the tattoo and ask the question ” What does it mean?” And frankly, I kind of suspected it did not say “Peace” or “I love Jewish people.”

Commenter Ruth informed me it said “Al-Muqawmin” – “Those who Resist” – while others claim it said “Muqawama” – “Resistance.”

Given what we know about the use of the term “resistance” in palestinian circles, I think the message is clear. Arrigoni was no “peace activist.”

Not that this wasn’t clear already.


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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