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But lawyers for the soldier of the Israeli Defence Forces, who has admitted shooting at Mr Hurndall "as a deterrent" even though he was unarmed, insist he is being "hung out to dry" by the army.   They said he cannot be accused of the intent required for murder, Mr Arrindell explained.
He said: "His argument is that he didn't care.   He was not bothered.   He didn't intend to kill, he just didn't give a monkeys.   He was just shooting at children to amuse himself and then aimed at Tom and shot him through the forehead.   It is absolutely horrifying."
Photo: Israeli sergeant Taysir Hayb [Wahid, Taysir] — who is accused of shooting British peace activist Tom Hurndall in the Gaza Strip in April 2003 — enters the military court in Castina, near Tel Aviv, July 2004.
The mother, father, sister and brother of Tom Hurndall — who all live in England — have been relentless in their pursuit of first identifying the soldier who did the killing, then in seeing that he is sent for trial.
            
 
Tom Hurndall, the peace activist who was shot by Israeli occupation forces while helping to shield Palestine children, is declared to be brain dead. 

Photo: Telegraph, 10/17/03
Tom Hurndall, the peace activist who was shot by Israeli occupation forces while helping to shield Palestinian children, is declared to be brain dead, October 17, 2003

    Wednesday 15 January 2004    
Tom Hurndall was a young man with a dream . . . he paid for it with his life
A young British photographer shot by an Israeli soldier on the Gaza strip has died after nine months in a coma. Sally Pook and Nicola Woolcock report
Tom Hurndall left England with a dream to document the lives of people living under conflict.
A first year photography student at Manchester Metropolitan University, he hoped to emulate his hero, the renowned war photographer Don McCullin.
Palestine under US and Israel occupation

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He travelled first to Iraq, before moving to Jordan and then on to Israel.
It was a trip he had saved for and planned for some time, a trip that would form part of his degree course and one he knew would prove deeply challenging.
The son of middle-class parents from north London, Mr Hurndall was politically aware and passionate about human rights.
He took part in anti-war demonstrations in London before leaving for Iraq.
His sense of adventure, together with his love of photography, propelled him to document the lives of ordinary people in areas of conflict in the Middle East.
His mother, Jocelyn, a teacher, described him as highly intelligent, articulate and inquisitive, a young man with an adventurous spirit who continually asked questions.
It was typical of her son, she said, to put another's safety before his own.
"It used to worry me that his feelings for others would override any care for his own safety," she wrote before he died.
Travelled to Baghdad Iraq
Mr Hurndall's journey began in February last year, when the 21-year-old travelled to Baghdad with a group who would act as human shields.
It was his passport into the country.
"I want to put a real face on the situation," he told reporters at Heathrow.
"He saw that war with Iraq was looming and saw it as his chance to do what he wanted to do," his sister, Sophie, said yesterday.
"The college tried to stop him.
While he was there he had an e-mail from his tutor trying to pressure him to come home.
But he had absolutely decided what he was going to do."
He quickly became disenchanted with Iraq when he was denied access to the places and people he wanted to see.
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Said Miss Hurndall:
"He disagreed sometimes with what was going on.
He went out there as an observer.
But they wanted him to stand in front of buildings such as factories.
Tom said he would protect schools and hospitals but that was it.
So they asked him to leave."
Mr Hurndall left for Jordan, where he spent time in refugee camps taking photographs, building tents and buying supplies.
Once again, he became frustrated, feeling he was not making enough of a difference, and tried to return to Iraq.
It proved too difficult and too expensive from Jordan.
So he chose Israel.
Although he has been labelled a peace activist, his family insist he was primarily acting as an amateur photo-journalist in Israel.
Bring the truth back to Britain
According to his family, he wanted to cut through the propaganda.
"He wanted to find out for himself what was going on, cover these stories and bring the truth back to Britain," said his sister.
He chose to gain access to the refugee camps by joining the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which required him to undertake a short training course before he travelled to Gaza.
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His decision to sign up with the ISM was initially a way of getting into the refugee camps; but he also joined because he wanted to cover the story of the death of Rachel Corrie, the 23-year-old American member of the movement who was crushed to death by an Israeli armoured bulldozer weeks before Mr Hurndall was shot.
"He also wanted to work alongside them.   He believed in their cause," said Miss Hurndall.
Child shot in front of him
"Three days before he was shot he saw a child shot in front of him.
That is why he acted when he saw children being shot at and tried to protect them, he knew there was a chance they could be killed."
During his five days in Gaza, Mr Hurndall photographed children and ISM activists opposing Israel bulldozers.
Other photographs show children playing in the ruins of bombed homes in Rafah, members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, a family living in a house directly in front of an Israeli tower.
In photographs taken of him at the time, he appears fresh-faced and enthusiastic.
On the morning of April 11, the day he was fatally wounded, he e-mailed one of his professors to tell her how excited he was about the pictures he was compiling.
He said he would be back in England soon.
That afternoon, he travelled to Rafah, carrying his camera and wearing an orange day-glo jacket.
It was broad daylight still, at around 5pm, when he was shot in the head as he tried to shepherd two young girls to safety.
Palestine Imad Hassan Arqawi shot to deat by Israel army.

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Witnesses said a group of Palestinian children had been trapped under fire in the Yibna area of Rafah.
Mr Hurndall twice crossed the line of fire.
He managed to get one child, a boy named Salem Baroum, to safety but as he went back for the two girls he was shot in the head.
According to witnesses at the scene, there were no Palestinian gunmen in the area.
At the European hospital near Rafah, a brain scan found that the bullet had left hundreds of particles of shrapnel in his head.
Mr Hurndall never regained consciousness.
His family travelled to Gaza to begin their own investigation into the shooting.
They believe he was targeted by the Israeli Defence Force as part of a strategy of suppressing foreign witnesses in the occupied territories.
Taken the buttons off Tom's coat
Said Sophie:
"The soldier had a telescopic lens and we have been told by a military expert that he could have taken the buttons off Tom's coat."
In May, his family managed to get Mr Hurndall flown back to England where he remained in a deep coma at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, south-west London.
He died on Tuesday night, aged 22, after contracting pneumonia, just as his mother had left his bedside to buy some coffee.
"The doctors said on Monday that he had less than a week left to live," said his sister.
"My father and brothers, Frankie and Billy, stayed with him on Monday then my mother took over for a shift early on Tuesday.
She had been with him all day, and just went to get a coffee.
The doctors rang her on her mobile to say what had happened."
In his diary, Mr Hurndall appeared to have anticipated his fate, writing that he would not wish to survive if he was severely injured.
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Israeli Army Sergeant Taysir Hayb [Taysir Wahid] gesturing, June 27, at Castina military court in southern Israel after being found guilty on all charges of the shooting of Tom Hurndall.

An Israeli Bedouin was sentenced to eight years prison for shooting a British peace activist, becoming the first Israeli soldier to be jailed for killing a foreigner during the intifada.

Photo: AFP/File/David Furst


Israeli Army Sergeant Taysir Hayb [Taysir Wahid], June 27, at Castina military court in southern Israel after being found guilty on all charges of the shooting of Tom Hurndall.
The Israeli Bedouin was sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a British peace activist, becoming the first Israeli soldier to be jailed for killing a Palestinian.
Brought about due to the persistence of Tom Hurndall's British family
 
Na'amat Hayb, the mother of former Israeli soldier Taysir Hayb is comforted by a military police officer at the end of her son's trial in the Castina military court near the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon

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Na'amat Hayb, the mother of
former Israeli soldier Taysir Hayb
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police officer at the end
of her son's trial in the
Castina military court near the
southern Israeli city of Ashkelon
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Taysir Hayb is escorted by his mother Na'amat

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Taysir Hayb is escorted by his mother Na'amat

Peace activist dies after nine months in coma
By Terri Judd
15 January 2004
Two Palestine children were among 10 killed in Israel air raids on Gaza Strip.

About 100 Palestinians were injured in the Israel attacks.

Photo: Alquds Alarabi, 10/21/03
Two Palestine children were among 10 killed in Israel air raids on Gaza Strip, October 21, 2003.
About 100 Palestinians were injured in the Israel attacks.
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Even though Tom Hurndall's family had come to terms with the knowledge he would never wake from his coma, the end, when it came, was still a shocking blow.
Nine months after the 22-year-old peace activist was brought home in a persistent vegetative state, after being shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as he tried to help trapped Palestinian children out of the line of fire, pneumonia claimed his life on Tuesday.
Carl Arrindell, a family friend, said yesterday:
"They are just trying to cope with the knowledge that Tom has gone; that they have to draw a line.
They are in shock."
Only hours earlier, it was Mr Arrindell who broke the news that an Israeli soldier had finally been indicted with six charges, including aggravated assault, in a rare prosecution.
Yesterday, as the Israeli authorities confirmed that charge may now be increased to manslaughter, the family insisted they would settle for nothing less than a conviction for murder.
Mr Arrindell said:
"We don't want manslaughter.
He knew what he was doing.
The evidence is overwhelming.
The lawyers will be pressing the authorities to charge him with murder.
The family want the maximum penalty and nothing else.
And then we would seek damages so a message is sent out to every other soldier in the occupied territories that if they shoot innocent people they will be punished."
But lawyers for the soldier of the Israeli Defence Forces, who has admitted shooting at Mr Hurndall "as a deterrent" even though he was unarmed, insist he is being "hung out to dry" by the army."
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Imad Hassan was at a demonstration in memory of the 1982 massacre of Palestinians is Israel occupied Beirut.

The Israel army fired on the demonstration and Imad ducked behind a wall.

The soldier approached him to a distance of eight meters.

The soldier moved to the side, bit by bit until he had a clear shot.

Then the soldier shot him in the chest.

Imad is free now.

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Imad was at a demonstration in memory of the 1982 massacre of Palestinians is Israel occupied Beirut.
The Israel army fired on the demonstration and Imad ducked behind a wall.
The soldier approached him to a distance of eight meters.
The soldier moved to the side, bit by bit until he had a clear shot.
Then the soldier shot him in the chest.
Imad is free now.
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They said he cannot be accused of the intent required for murder, Mr Arrindell explained.
He said:
"His argument is that he didn't care.
He was not bothered.
He didn't intend to kill, he just didn't give a monkeys.
He was just shooting at children to amuse himself and then aimed at Tom and shot him through the forehead.
It is absolutely horrifying."
Mr Hurndall had travelled to the city of Rafah in southern Gaza to work with the International Solidarity Movement, a pro-Palestinian group of volunteers, which serves as a buffer between its people and the soldiers.
The Manchester Metropolitan University photo journalism student was hit by a single bullet fired from a nearby watchtower on 11 April, as he helped to set up a 'peace tent' to stop a tank entering the Yibna and went to help some children.
Since bringing his body home in May, Anthony, his father, a lawyer, and Jocelyn, his mother, a teacher, have spent every waking hour either maintaining a vigil at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney or pressing for justice after carrying out their own investigation.
They learned on Tuesday that the soldier — who has not been named by the Israeli army but simply described as a Bedouin Arab — had been charged with assault as well as obstruction of justice after initially claiming Tom Hurndall was armed.
A second soldier has been detained, accused of corroborating his account.
Mr Arrindell said last night:
"This is not about one soldier; it is about a culture which clearly exists there.
Day in, day out, they are shooting at innocent people and they are not being challenged."
The Israeli embassy said yesterday:
"The Israeli government views this tragic event with the utmost severity, and is acting to ensure that justice is served."
Baroness Symons, the Foreign Office minister, said her office would "continue to urge the Israeli authorities to pursue their investigations thoroughly".
Tom Hurndall died at 7.45pm on Tuesday.
Sophie, his sister, said yesterday:
"We have to finally accept we are not going to have Tom back."
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        I'll never know what hit me        
        Tom Hurndall shot in Palestine by Israel soldier        
        British Coroner Inquest 2006       
        "Not again": Eyewitness Joe Smith writes about the shooting of Tom Hurndall         

Shooting of British Cameraman by Israeli Soldier Cold-Blooded Murder, Inquest Told
by Vikram Dodd
Published on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 by the Guardian / UK by CommonDreams.org
British journalist James Miller was killed by an Israel soldier in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestine children.
British journalist James Miller killed in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestine children.
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A military expert yesterday told an inquest that the death of a British journalist who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier was "calculated, cold-blooded murder".
James Miller, 34, was killed by a single shot in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestinian children.
No soldier has been disciplined or charged and in court the cameraman's family have accused Israel of a coverup, claiming there is evidence that his killer is Lieutenant Heib of the Israeli defence force.
The jury yesterday was told by Chris Cobb-Smith, who investigated Mr Miller's death, that the fatal shot was "deliberate" and not an accident.
Mr Miller died as he and colleagues were trying to leave a Palestinian house at night, holding a white flag with a torch shone on it, clad in body armour and helmets with the letters 'TV' written on it in fluorescent tape.
Mr Cobb-Smith, a former British army officer and UN weapons inspector, said Mr Miller and his colleagues would have been visible to the Israeli soldiers, who had night vision goggles.
The sky was cloudless, the moon was shining and electric lights were shining from nearby houses.
"My conclusion is this was calculated and cold-blooded murder, without a shadow of a doubt," Mr Cobb-Smith told the jury at St Pancras coroner's court in London.
The jury were again showed video of the shooting captured by another cameraman.
Faris killed by the Israel army.

Faris is now free
Faris killed by the Israel army
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As Mr Miller and two colleagues approached an Israeli armoured personnel carrier shouting "Hello, we're British journalists," a shot rings out.
Thirteen seconds later a second shot strikes Mr Miller, then a third bullet hits the house they have just left, with other shots spaced at five to 12-second intervals.
Mr Cobb-Smith said:
"These shots were not fired by a soldier who was frightened, not fired by a soldier facing incoming fire; these were slow, deliberate, calculated and aimed shots."
The jury were played extracts from a 2003 BBC programme covering Mr Miller's death, in which his colleague, Dan Edge, told how the soldiers knew the group were journalists and had been talking to them earlier.
Mr Edge said:
"We know they knew we were there.
They shouted to us two or three times in the evening."
The Israeli armoured personnel carrier was around 100 metres away and Mr Edge said:
"I suddenly heard someone shouting 'How you doing', in Arabic, do you like pop music, do you like Fairuz, a Lebanese singer."
Layla was killed by the Israel army.

British journalist James Miller was killed by an Israel soldier in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestine children.
Layla was killed by the Israel army.
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Sounded like they were high
Also in the documentary extracts played to the jury, reporter Saira Shah who was standing next to Mr Miller, suggested the soldiers may have been high:
"They sounded like they were high, in very good spirits, whooping it up, maybe high on something."
In her formal statement read to the inquest, Ms Shah said that after Mr Miller was pronounced dead, an Israeli officer who questioned her tried to suggest that a Palestinian gunman was responsible:
"I was distressed at this process.
I did not believe that they were objective in their questioning."
Annie McGuinness, a consultant in accident and emergency medicine, said Mr Miller stood little chance of survival once the bullet had hit him at the root of his neck at the front, severely damaging three main arteries.
Ms McGuinness, from University College hospital, London, said the father of two young children would have lost one fifth of the blood in his body within a minute.
The inquest resumes tomorrow.   The Israeli government has declined to take part, coroner Dr Andrew Reid has told the jury.
In a statement, the Israeli embassy in London said:
"After a very thorough investigation using laboratories in Israel and abroad and after reviewing all the available evidence, it was not possible to reach a reliable conclusion that could provide a basis for proceedings under criminal law."
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April 30 / May 1, 2005
Marla Ruzicka, Rachel Corrie and "Credibility"
By ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Rachel Corrie confronting bulldozer that killed her by running over her.

The driver did not stop even though that was much shouting from people around the bulldozer to stop.

Only when Rachel Corrie's body was underneath at the back of the bulldozer did the driver stop.

Rachel's body then had become so mangled that when rushed to hospital she was pronounced dead.

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Rachel Corrie confronting bulldozer that ran over her.
The driver did not stop even though that was much shouting from people around the bulldozer to stop.
Only when Rachel Corrie's body was underneath at the back of the bulldozer did the driver stop.
Rachel's body then had become so mangled that when rushed to hospital she was pronounced dead.
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W hatever sour emotions I entertained while reading accounts of the funeral of Marla Ruzicka had nothing really to do with the death on April 16 of a brave young woman in Baghdad.
On many accounts ­ and I have had a detailed conversation with a close friend of Marla's whose judgment I respect she was an idealistic person whose prime political flaw seems to have been the very forgivable one of naivety.
Both in Afghanistan and Iraq, in furtherance of her humanitarian schemes, Marla Ruzicka elected a stance of studious neutrality in ascribing responsibility for the victims of US bombings and ground fire.
This pursuit of "credibility" certainly yielded its ironic reward in the political range of those who publicly mourned her.
A US senator ­ Barbara Boxer ­ attended Ruzicka's funeral in Lakeport, northern California. Bob Herbert of the New York Times poured out an emotional column honoring Ruzicka.
So did Robert L. Pollock, a writer for the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
"America has lost a peerless and unique ambassador," Pollock wrote on April 19.
"[S]he stood out from the crowd of journalists and self-proclaimed humanitarians — far too many of whom believed their mission was to bear witness to an American misadventure in Iraq that would, and should, fail."
The sourness in my soul stemmed from a contrast.
Almost exactly two years earlier, on March 16, 2003, another brave young woman in a foreign land lost her life, not to a suicide bomber, but under the blade of a 47-ton bulldozer made in America by the Caterpillar company specifically for house demolitions and driven by an Israeli soldier.
Maybe, in the last seconds of his life, that suicide bomber in Baghdad never even saw Ruzicka.
The soldier in Gaza surely saw Corrie, clearly visible in her fluorescent orange jacket, and rolled the bulldozer blade right over her.
Rachel Corrie lying dead on the ground after bulldozer killed her by running over her.

The driver did not stop even though that was much shouting from people around the bulldozer to stop.

Only when Rachel Corrie's body was underneath at the back of the bulldozer did the driver stop.

Rachel's body then had become so mangled that when rushed to hospital she was pronounced dead.

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Rachel Corrie lying dead on the ground after bulldozer had run over her.
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No US senator attended Rachel's funeral after her parents brought her home to the state of Washington. Both US senators ran in the opposite direction.
Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell both Democrats did nothing
Later the Corries disclosed that after their return to the US with their daughter's body, they contacted their US Senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats, and told them how their daughter had been deliberately murdered while peacefully demonstrating against house demolitions, which are violations of international law.
Murray and Cantwell, the Corries recall, were quick with expressions of outrage and promises of investigations.
The Corries never heard from Murray or Cantwell again.
Cindy Corrie's mailbox filled with disgusting letters abusing her for being a bad mother, and the Israel-right-or-wrong crowd began an unrelenting campaign of abuse of Rachel, to the overall effect that she had it coming to her, that "She was defending terrorists who smuggle weapons across the border to kill Israelis", that the International Solidarity Movement of which she was a member, was a terrorist symp group.
As Professor Steve Niva of Evergreen State College in Olympia wrote on this site shortly after Corrie's death, "There is no evidence that Dr. Samir Nasrallah, whose house Rachel was defending, or anyone in this neighborhood were concealing any tunnels or were engaged in any attacks on Israelis.
The Israeli army doesn't even make this insupportable claim.
His house was being demolished because, like dozens of others that have been bulldozed in Hay Salaam, his home was near the 'Apartheid Wall' Israel was building.
Moreover, the ISM has a policy of only protecting homes that are not suspected to be involved in tunnel activities."
Rachel Corrie confronting bulldozer before she was killed.

The driver did not stop even though that was much shouting from people around the bulldozer to stop.

Only when Rachel Corrie's body was underneath at the back of the bulldozer did the driver stop.

Rachel's body then had become so mangled that when rushed to hospital she was pronounced dead.

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Rachel Corrie confronting bulldozer before she was killed.
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Niva duly received a torrent of e-mailed abuse.
And how did the Israel-right-or-wrong crowd on the Evergreen campus react?
Did Corrie's murder prompt them to any serious reflection on Applied Zionism in Gaza?
No. Niva tells me that after some initial heartfelt expressions of sadness for Corrie, the small Zionist groups began complaining that they felt uncomfortable as Jews to be on campus, and a few started raising concerns about alleged anti-Israel and possibly anti-Semitic sentiments getting a free pass at Evergreen.
They started to peddle charges about the Middle East Studies faculty — and rumors began to circulate at the local synagogue that there was a "crisis" regarding Jews at Evergreen.
Slurs against Niva continue to this day, as they do against Corrie.
Mother Jones ran a 7,000 word attack on Corrie and ISM, later convincingly demonstrated by Olympia's Phan Nguyen to have been plagiarized from extreme right sites and sources.
Nor was there measured lamentation from the Wall Street Journal's editorial page which surpassed itself in foam-flecked savagery in a piece by Ruhama Shattan, which managed to blame Corrie for the bombing death of the State Department officials that occurred in Gaza in October, 2004!
Shattan's piece had already run in the Jerusalem Post and actually prompted the press attache in the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Paul Patin, to write a letter to the Post denouncing it as "hateful incitement" and "disgusting abuse of the anniversary of the death of this American citizen".
Maybe this letter is what prompted the WSJ's editorial page editor, Paul Gigot to see Shattan's diatribe as suitable material for his pages.
Marla Ruzicka decided to work within the system, as they say.
Maybe, given the aims of her organization, CIVIC, that was an appropriate choice.
I'm not inclined to pass judgment on that.
The "system" duly mourned and honored her.
Rachel Corrie saw that the "system", with all its innumerable and fraudulent roadmaps, negotiated solutions, Oslo frameworks, processes of peace and so forth had no stopped, nay, was encouraging the daily outrages of demolitions of Palestinian homes and kindred barbarities. Corrie stood in the path of that system and died, and her murder was covered up by Israel and by the government of her own country.
Rachel Corrie lying dead on the ground after bulldozer killed her by running over her.

The driver did not stop even though that was much shouting from people around the bulldozer to stop.

Only when Rachel Corrie's body was underneath at the back of the bulldozer did the driver stop.

Rachel's body then had become so mangled that when rushed to hospital she was pronounced dead.

Photo: Internet
Rachel Corrie lying dead on the ground after bulldozer killed her by running over her.
Palestinians were forced from their homes 60 years ago.
The people who stole the land from the Palestinians have been aided by American Taxpayer funding for more than fifty years.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers each day for this military use, which presently involves the imprisonment of the remaining segregated ' Bantustan - Apartheid ' parcels of land occupied by millions of Palestinian people.
Total funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people is more than 4 billion US dollars per year.
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Across the thirty years that I have written about the vast injustice done to Palestinians by successive Israeli governments, condoned and paid for by the US, I have read a thousand admonitions to support what peace plan was in train, to espouse solutions with "credibility".
Peace plans and roadmaps stand definitively revealed as the frauds they always were
And here we are now, when all the peace plans and roadmaps stand definitively revealed as the frauds they always were.
Any imagined evacuation of Israeli settlements from Gaza is pure distraction.
The story lies in the new settlements stretching out from East Jerusalem, amputating any conceivably viable Palestinian state.
In this enterprise, there's no "case for Israel" beyond violent, illegal occupation and eviction.
Two years after her murder I honor Rachel Corrie and enquire of those supposedly reasonable voices on the Zionist side of the aisle here in the United States, What have you got to say for yourselves now?
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He was just shooting at children to amuse himself — The Tom Hurndall killing
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Calls for UK to act over Britons shot dead in Gaza
Later said commanders had issued orders allowing him to shoot even unarmed civilians.
Vikram Dodd
Tuesday April 11, 2006
The attorney general was last night called on to seek war crimes charges against five Israeli officers after an inquest jury found that a soldier under their command intentionally killed a British peace activist in Gaza.
Tom Hurndall, 22, died after being shot in broad daylight by an Israeli soldier who later said his commanders had issued orders allowing him to shoot even unarmed civilians.
Sergeant Taysir Hayb was convicted of manslaughter by an Israeli court and jailed for eight years for shooting Mr Hurndall in April 2003 as the Briton tried to rescue children who froze in fear after the soldier opened fire.
Alaa was killed by the Israel army.

British journalist James Miller was killed by an Israel soldier in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestine children.
Alaa was killed by the Israel army.
Alaa is free now.
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Yesterday a jury at St Pancras coroner's court in London found Mr Hurndall had been unlawfully killed and deliberately shot by the soldier "with the intention of killing him".
Lawyers for the Hurndall family said this amounted to a finding that the peace activist had been murdered.
Last week the same court found that a journalist, James Miller, had been murdered after being shot by an Israeli soldier three weeks after Mr Hurndall, and just one mile away in southern Gaza.
Andrew Reid, the coroner who heard both cases, announced he would write to the attorney general about how similar fatalities could be prevented, including examining possible prosecutions of Israeli commanders.
In court Dr Reid said he would write to the attorney because the case raised wider issues of command in the Israeli military and because "two British citizens engaged in lawful activities" had been killed by Israeli soldiers.
Demand that Israeli officers be tried for involvement in the killing
Dr Reid said Israel's army posed a danger to British nationals, especially those covering the continuing conflict with the Palestinians:
"British citizens, journalists, photographers or others may be subject to the risk of fatal shots."
The coroner said he would write to the attorney general about whether his powers under the Geneva Conventions Act, namely seeking the prosecution of those involved in issuing orders about when soldiers can shoot, could "prevent similar fatalities".
Dr Reid's actions boost the Hurndall family's demand that Israeli officers be tried for involvement in the killing of their son.
The dead man's father, Anthony Hurndall, said:
"The British government is obliged to pursue any source of a war crime, and wilful killing is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions Act."
After the verdict a government source told the Guardian the attorney general would "not shy away" from acting, and that "upsetting the Israelis" would not stop the case being pursued.
Fatma was killed by the Israel army.

British journalist James Miller was killed by an Israel soldier in May 2003 in Gaza while making a documentary about the suffering of Palestine children.
Fatma was killed by the Israel army.
Fatma is free now.
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Israel defence force been found culpable by this jury of murder
Michael Mansfield QC, who represented the family at the inquest, said:
"Make no mistake about it, the Israeli defence force have today been found culpable by this jury of murder."
The family will seek a meeting with senior British ministers to press them to act, and do not rule out a private prosecution.
The jury criticised Israel for its "lack of cooperation" with the inquest, with the Israeli government declining to take part and even hampering a British police investigation.
In court Anthony Hurndall accused Israel of "lies".
The jury heard extracts from the journal of the peace activist, who travelled to Gaza with the International Solidarity Movement.
Days before he was shot, Mr Hurndall, a photography student from north London, wrote how he had already been fired at:
"I kept expecting a part of my body to be hit by an 'invisible' force and shot of pain ... I wondered what it would be like to be shot, and strangely I wasn't too scared."
In a later passage he writes about being in the sights of an Israeli sniper:
"It is in the decision of any one Israeli soldier or settler that my life depends.
I know that I'd probably never know what hit me."
Israel's embassy in London expressed sympathy for the Hurndall family and said:
"Throughout the investigation and trial, the Israeli authorities maintained close contact with both the Hurndall family and the British authorities, and at the conclusion of the proceedings a full account was given to them."
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Arafat Jaradat died of extreme torture in Israel custody
The Israel Occupying Forces (IOF) and the Shin Bet arrested Arafat Jaradat from his home in the small town of Sa’eer, near Al-Khalil Hebron at midnight on 18 February 2013 with claims that he threw stones at cars from a nearby settlement.
The autopsy revealed evidence of severe torture and on the muscle of the upper left shoulder, parallel to the spine in the lower neck area, and evidence of severe torture under the skin and inside the muscle of the right side of the chest.
Arafat suffered from pain in his back, and therefore, during the court hearing on 21 February, his lawyer requested that he be given a health examination due to the severe conditions that he was detained under.
Arafat’s family stated that their son was heavily beaten by the IOF during his arrest at the entrance of Sa’eer and that he was screaming.
Arafat Jaradat born on 14 January 1983 was a student at Al Quds Open University.
He was married with two children — Yara 4 years old and Mohammad, 3 years old — and was expecting a third child with his wife in June.
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He was just shooting at children to amuse himself.
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza,
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April 2004
US missiles — US money — and Palestine
March 2004
A young Palestinian man hitting an Israeli teargas bomb with his shoes away from demonstrators.
Israeli occupation soldiers killed two demonstrators and injured more than a hundred of them during anti-Wall demonstrations in the West Bank.
February 2004
A Palestinian elderly woman screaming in despair, complaining to God, as an Israeli occupation army bulldozer started to prepare her land for the construction of the separation wall in the village of Dair Qidees, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
January 2004
Israeli occupation soldiers guarding bulldozers demolishing Palestinian homes.
A Palestinian man, perhaps who has lived in one of the homes, sits on the ground watching, his small daughters around him.
December 2003
Palestinian boys cry over the body of their father.
8 Palestinians were killed and 40 were injured,in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
Many homes were destroyed during a savage Israeli occupation raid on the refugee camp on Tuesday.
November 2003
A Palestinian family in Jenin, moments before the Israeli occupation forces blew up their home.
October 2003
Tom Hurndall, the peace activist who was shot by Israeli occupation forces while helping to shield some Palestinian children, is declared to be brain dead.
Two Palestinian children were among about 100 Palestinian civilians injured in the Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip, which also resulted in killing 10 civilians.
September 2003
See the home blow up.
Blowing up more Palestinian homes as a collective punishment is a daily Israeli practice (paid for by US money) to control Palestinians under occupation.
The life and death of Kamala Sawalha
A student leaves her house every night, leaving her two young children at home, spends the next several hours traveling by taxi and on foot to get to the university in the neighboring town — just 15 minutes away.
Kamala wanted very badly to study — otherwise, it would be hard to understand the sacrifice she made for it.
To get up before dawn every morning, to leave the babies with their grandmother, to spend hours on the road in the heat and cold, even when pregnant, in order to get to the campus on time; to risk being shot or subjected to endless humiliations around every turn, and then to travel the whole way back — in a taxi where possible and on foot where necessary....
“Suddenly we were facing the soldiers,” he recounts.  The jeep was parked on the left side of the road and its right door was open.  Kamala let out a long scream.  It was the last sound she would ever make.
At 11:30 A.M., they buried Kamala Sawalha in the town cemetery.
Children trying to commit suicide
Now the landscape itself has changed
More Palestinian mothers are giving birth at home because they dare not risk ride to hospital.
Punching an arab in the face.
The father went through it and now the son is going through it and no one talks about it around the dinner table.
Furer is certain that what happened to him is not at all unique. 
Here he was — a creative, sensitive graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, who became an animal at the checkpoint, a violent sadist who beat up Palestinians because they didn’t show him the proper courtesy, who shot out tires of cars because their owners were playing the radio too loud, who abused a retarded teenage boy lying handcuffed on the floor of the Jeep, just because he had to take his anger out somehow.
 
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