Don’t let Tom Hurndall’s heroism be forgotten
Eight years ago this month, Tom Hurndall, 22, died after an Israeli sniper shot him in the head as he tried to rescue small girls from Israeli gunfire (details below).
Please commemorate Tom and inform your community about his story. We cannnot let his courage and compassion be forgotten or the facts he was working to expose through his photography.
Order Tom Hurndall cards to distribute (view cards online)
Order Tom Hurndall posters (view/download poster – PDF)
Share this powerful on-the-scene TV report — we encourage you to hold a showing in your home or community location!
(email [email protected] for a DVD)
Can’t distribute these yourself? Donate so we can provide Tom Hurndall materials to student groups and others who can’t afford them.*
Thank you for helping us inform Americans about this tragic violence.
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Tom Hurndall, a 21-year-old student and photographer who wished to make a difference, went to Gaza in 2003. On April 11th, he watched as children playing nearby suddenly came under Israeli rifle fire. Most of the children fled, but three, aged four to seven, froze with fear. Tom rushed one to safety. When he returned for two little girls, an Israeli sniper shot him in the head. Despite the urgency, Israeli officials delayed his transport to specialized medical care for over two and a half hours. Tom remained in a vegetative state until his death 9 months later.
Israel has a history of targeting internationals: From the end of 2002 to the spring of 2003, Israeli forces killed four internationals and shot another in the face. Two more recent non-Palestinian victims are Tristan Anderson, shot in the head, and Emily Henochowicz, shot in the eye, with high-velocity tear gas canisters. Over 66,000 Palestinian men, women, and children have been injured or killed since Sep. 2000.
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Order Tom Hurndall cards or posters online or email your order to [email protected] (Tell us your mailing address and how many you want. You can then mail payment or donate online)
* A $50 donation gives a campus (or other) group ten powerful full color posters to place around their campus and 500 cards to distribute to fellow students (and covers most of the cost of postage!).
* A $100 donation gives a group 20 posters and 1,000 cards or provides materials to two different universities or groups!
A note on the suggested donation: We offer our published materials free, as supplies allow, though we request donations whenever possible to cover the printing and shipping costs. The suggested donations listed are designed to cover only the cost of printing the materials. We incur many other costs in creating, updating, and packaging them, and gladly accept donations towards those expenses from those who can afford it.
A note on shipping: We generally ship materials using U.S. Post Office Priority Mail envelopes and boxes. These offer a flat rate rather than charging for the weight of the materials included and we have found them to be generally more economical than other methods (remember, printed materials are very heavy, and the Post Office usually charges by weight). They have the added advantage of arriving in two to three days and being very quick and easy for us to send. Current rates (subject to change by the Post Office) are: $4.75 for a large envelope, $10.50 for a medium box and $14.20 for a large box.
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