Tom Hurndall was a peace activist and an aspiring photojournalist. His photographs, alongside his journals, bear witness to the often terrible, sometimes uplifting, events he saw and experienced while living among families in Iraq, in a refugee camp in Jordan, and in the Gaza Strip. It was there on 11 April 2003 that he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier while attempting to rescue a child who had been pinned down by gunfire. He died nine months later in hospital in London.RIP
I’ve spoken to some young American Jews who have visited Israel this year and it always baffles me how progressive, liberal, or social justice motivated they are but will go to Israel to hang out and enjoy but turn a blind eye completely to what’s going on. It’s like, as long as they can party in Tel Aviv and they don’t have to see it, it doesn’t matter.