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Palestinian Children Honor Tom Hurndall

Friday, January 16, 2004

PALESTINIAN CHILDREN HONOR TOM HURNDALL

[Rafah, GAZA] Today at 11am about 150 children from the Children's Parliament along side Palestinians and Internationals working with the ISM and a member of the Madison / Rafah Sister City Project joined together today to commemorate the life and passing of Thomas Hurndall.

Thomas Hurndall at the age of 22 succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, January 13 in a London hospital, nine months after he was shot in the head from an Israeli sniper tower on the border of Rafah, whilst attempting to remove children from the line of Israeli fire.

Children and Internationals carried signs protesting the war crimes committed by the Israeli military against unarmed Palestinian civilians and children. Chants in Arabic celebrated "the life and heroic death of the martyr Thomas Hurndall".

Mourners then placed flowers on the site where Tom had been shot, beside a roadblock about 100 meters away from an Israeli military sniper tower on the occupation wall that divides Rafah Palestine from Rafah Sinai.

Two days ago the Israeli Army invaded this area and demolished the Towhead Mosque just 20 meters away from the site. This mosque had been rendered impossible to congregate in for months, due to the sniper fire directed into it and a tank that was regularly parked next to it, shooting down the street.

For more information: Laura: +972-67-850-734 Mohammed: +972-67-471-662

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