World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Birthday Party For Shot Briton At Foreign Office


Birthday Party For Shot Briton At Foreign Office

The International Solidarity Movement in support of the Thomas Hurndall Foundation invite you to a party celebrating the 22nd birthday of Thomas Hurndall, the British photography student left brain dead after being shot in the head by an Israeli army sniper in Rafah, Gaza Strip in April 2003. Join supporters, friends and family members outside the British Foreign Office in Whitehall at 4pm on Thursday 27/11/2003.

Those campaigning for justice for Thomas Hurndall continue to call for a full and transparent investigation into Tom's shooting. Numerous eye witnesses have stated that Tom was shot in cold blood while protecting Palestinian children. The Israeli Authorities have only recently begun a military police investigation after months of indifference and lies. We call on the UK to ensure that this is not a whitewash and to ensure that a fully transparent, independent judicial inquiry is conducted into the shooting of Tom.

The party on Thursday will be held outside the FO and we will be inviting FO workers to join us in celebrating Tom's birthday. Following the party there will be a screening of the controversial and highly praised C4 Dispatches documentary 'The Killing Zone' and an Australian documentary, 'The Human Shields' produced on the issue for SBC Dateline (as yet unscreened in the UK). A panel discussion/Q&A session will follow the films featuring lawyer Imran Khan, the family of Tom and eyewitnesses. The screening & discussion will take place from 6pm in the New Theatre, London School of Economics, Houghton Street. The LSE has just elected Tom as honourary vice president of its student union and will make this award on Thursday.

Please check for final details and for up to date information and directions http://www.tomhurndall.co.uk

It is expected that demand for tickets will be high and you are advised to reserve your tickets asap.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: Decades Of Health Gains At Risk In Brazil Due To COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. With global attention and support focused this week ... More>>

UN Report: Myanmar Approaching Point Of Economic Collapse

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. That ... More>>

World Vision: India’s Second Wave Shows The Global Fight Against COVID-19 Is Far From Won

As India’s COVID-19 daily infection rates reach devastating levels, international aid agency World Vision has warned that the world is nowhere near defeating this virus and some nations are yet to face their worst days. Andrew Morley, World Vision ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

Study: Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More>>

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: “Healthcare Can No Longer Exist Without Technology”

A grandmother in a village in the Gambia should have the same quality of life and access to healthcare they deserve as in New York or London. Photo: InnovaRx Global Health Start-up Works To Bridge Healthcare Gap In The Gambia By: Pavithra Rao As ... More>>