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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:07 PM
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Parents fight to learn why Israeli sniper shot their son
"...As Hurndall wandered among the ruins of Rafah on the day he died, foremost on his mind was Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American activist who had been crushed to death by an Israeli armoured bulldozer a month earlier. He wanted to photograph the bulldozer, which had returned for the first time since her death.

The young photographer had joined a group of peace volunteers known as the International Solidarity Movement. Just after 5pm, gunfire from a military watchtower 60 metres away raked over an exposed patch of land near the border. A group of children playing on a mound of earth froze in terror.

Days earlier, Hurndall had seen a youngster shot. Fearing the worse, he ran through the line of fire and dragged Salem Baroum to safety. Then he went back for two girls. Witnesses recall a single crack of gunfire, then saw him stagger and fall. Hurndall then slipped into the coma in which he would remain until January 2004."

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,69...

Gyre

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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
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1. for much the same reason as a dog lick's it's balls
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QueerJustice Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:50 PM
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2. I dont think so....
more likely someone was in immenent danger....
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:35 AM
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3. Try reading the article...
Then you'll see how ridiculous that line of 'thinking' is...

"Disquiet is mounting among British government officials whose repeated requests for evidence that could determine if Hurndall was shot deliberately have been rejected. The missing documents, understood to include an Israeli military police inquiry, could mean a manslaughter charge for the man who shot Hurndall being upgraded to murder."

and

"In his original testimony, Taysir claimed he had shot at a man in military fatigues who was firing at the soldiers with a pistol, in the no-go security zone. Later evidence, however, challenged his version. Photos clearly show Hurndall wearing a bright orange jacket denoting he was a foreigner; the graffiti that can be seen behind him is 100m from the secure zone."

Violet...





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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:11 PM
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4. witnesses and evidence contradict that
but you'll probably just call that revisionist history (without providing any basis for that)
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:52 PM
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5. And that would explain why
"An Observer investigation into the shooting has uncovered
allegations of missing evidence, fabricated testimony and a military
cover-up.

"Disquiet is mounting among British government officials whose
repeated requests for evidence that could determind if Hurndall
was shot deliberately have been rejected. The missing documents,
understood to include an Israeli military police enquiry, could
mean a manslaughter charge for the man who shot Hurndall being
upgraded to murder."

Think again.

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Englander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 11:54 AM
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7. "I don't think so"......
Well,we know that,why don't you actually try thinking?

Anyway,you're a bit late to be spinning the incident,the killer is already on trial.
It should be murder,but manslaughter will have to do.

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QueerJustice Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 02:36 PM
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8. your posts in general...
don`t get replies from me....with exceptions occasionaly :eyes:
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Englander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 04:00 AM
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10. And when does...
this policy of not replying start? Because it cannot start too soon,dude; a joke can only be funny for a limited period of time.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 11:05 AM
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 12:09 PM
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12. Juuuuuuuust Lovely.
Edited on Tue Feb-01-05 12:15 PM by drdon326
:puke:


perhaps I "need a psychiatrist"
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-05 03:51 PM
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13. .
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Englander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 03:49 AM
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6. "Because It Can.."
:)
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-05 05:55 PM
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9. exactamundo
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