ISBN: 1847740197 Contributors: Filippin, Daniela (Translator); Pappe, Ilan (Introduction)
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist Published: Aug 17 2010 Pages: 130 Weight: 0.38lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
"It is first and foremost an eyewitness account of an everyman and a true humanist. He was there during the Operation 'Cast Lead' and so his daily dispatches came directly from the killing fields of Gaza, and are therefore free of any media distortion or manipulation."Ilan Pappé, professor of history, University of Exeter
An authoritative and deeply moving eyewitness account of the terrible twenty-two-day Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009. These daily dispatches were written in precarious conditions, between bombing raids and intermittent Internet access. Vittorio Arrigoni ends his dispatches with the plea "stay human," which became the motto of the peace protests in his native Italy. This English translation is updated with new entries reflecting on life in Gaza after the offensive and also features an introduction by famous Israeli historian Ilan Pappé.
Vittorio Arrigoni, a volunteer with the pacifist International Solidarity Movement, served as a human shield while working with the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances during the offensive on Gaza.