British Photographer Tom Hurndall Shot by Israeli Army Sniper Hot

British Photographer Tom Hurndall Shot by Israeli Army Sniper

Ton Hurndall, Moments After Being Shot by Israeli Soldiers

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Tom Hurndall, a British photographer and peace activist observing the activities of a peace group in Gaza, is shot in the head by a sniper in the Israeli army in the town of Rafah at the border between Gaza and Egypt.

He does not die immediately but is left in a vegetative state at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability in Putney, England and dies January 13, 2004.

The sniper, Taysir Hayb, will be convicted in an Israeli military court of manslaughter and obstruction of justice then sentenced to 8 years in prison. There are many questions about how often this sort of thing happens when the victim isn't a foreign citizen and how far the Israeli government goes to sanction such brutality when no one is looking.

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Tom Hurndall Murdered by IDF

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