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Tom Hurndall, Peace Activist, Shot by Israeli Sniper April 11, 2003,While Rescuing Palestinian Kids

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Just before midday on 11 April, 2003, an Israeli sniper opened fire on three children as they played in a dusty, makeshift playground in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. The youngsters froze. Tom Hurndall, a 22 year-old English photographer dashed to the scene, carrying the traumatised body of a small boy to safety. Hurndall returned into the line of fire. As he bent to scoop a small girl away from the fizzing bullets, Israeli Army Sergeant Taysir Hayb shot him in the side of the head. Hurndall spent the next nine months unconscious in a London hospital before he died. In court, Sergeant Hayb admitted that “The [Israeli army] fires freely in Rafah.” ~Yeah, even shooting at children at a playground and then murdering the heroic Peace activists who try to protect them.