Body of Italian found in Gaza Strip house: Hamas

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 8:11 PM

GAZA (Reuters) - Security officials found the body of an Italian man who had been abducted in the Gaza Strip in an abandoned house on Friday, a Hamas security official said.

Two men were arrested and others were being sought.

A Jihadist Salafi group in the Gaza Strip aligned with al Qaeda on Thursday had threatened to execute Vittorio Arigoni by 17:00 local time (10 a.m. EST) unless their leader, whom Hamas arrested last month, was freed.

(Editing by Michael Roddy)