Palestinian Propaganda “Own Goal” of the Day

Anti-Israel propaganda site VPalestine has posted this cartoon:

Besides the fact the situation depicted never happens, there is something else that stands out to me about the cartoon.

The guy punching the IDF soldier seems to be based on this guy, Vittorio Arrigoni:


He was an extreme Israel hater who learned the hard way that among the people he was supposedly helping were those who did not appreciate his presence.

Arrigoni was kidnapped on 14 April 2011. In a video posted on YouTube in which they identified themselves as belonging to a previously unknown group, “The Brigade of the Gallant Companion of the Prophet Mohammed bin Muslima,” Arrigoni was blindfolded with blood seen around his right eye. The captors demanded the release of their leader Walid al-Maqdasi, imprisoned by the de facto government in Gaza a month earlier, as a ransom and threatened Arrigoni’s killing if a 30-hour deadline was not met. The captors accused Arrigoni of “spreading corruption” and his home country Italy as an “infidel state.”

For uncertain reasons, before the deadline expired, the captors killed Arrigoni in an empty apartment in the Mareh Amer area in northern Gaza. A witness at the scene of his death reported that he was likely either hanged or strangled.

There were suggestions he was murdered because he was gay.

Either way, thanks VPalestine for the reminder about the brutality and evil that exists within your society!


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