Hamas reveals names of suspects in Italian’s death

Gaza City — Gaza's Hamas government says it is searching for three suspects in last week's killing of an Italian activist.

Hamas' police posted pictures of the suspects on its official website on Monday.

The three men are said to belong to a small extremist Islamic group that is inspired by Al-Qaeda.

They include a former Hamas policeman and a Jordanian man who police say strangled Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian activist who had been assisting local Palestinians in Gaza.

The 36-year-old's body was found last week, a day after he was kidnapped and hours after a video showing him beaten and blindfolded surfaced on the Internet. After a symbolic Gaza funeral on Monday, Arrigoni's body will be transferred to neighboring Egypt and then to Italy.

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