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Vigil for Tom Hurndall and Palestinians Killed in 2004
Date Tuesday January 20
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Tuesday, January 20 4-6pm
Israeli Consulate, 465 Montgomery St., San Francisco (Near Montgomery BART)
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/Author
VIGIL FOR 13 PALESTINIANS AND THE BRITISH ACTIVIST TOM HURNDALL
KILLED BY THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION IN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF 2004

Tuesday, January 20 4-6pm
Israeli Consulate, 465 Montgomery St., San Francisco (Near Montgomery BART)

Contact: info@norcalism.org

Vigil to honor the lives of the Palestinians and British activist Tom
Hurndall who have been killed since the fist of the year and to protest the
brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine which took their lives.

In the first 14 days of 2004, the Israeli Occupying Forces have killed
fourteen people including 13 Palestinians and Tom Hurndall, the 22 year-old
British photographer and peace activist who was shot in the head in Gaza
while shepherding young children out of the line of Israeli military fire.
On January 13th, Tom died after 9 months in a vegetative state in a hospital
in Britain.

The Israeli military shot and killed the following Palestinian boys and men
between January 1st and Januarry14th, 2004: Jaber Sa'id, 16; Amjad Bilal
Nabil al-Masri, 15; 'Aamer Kazem Kamel 'Arafat, 17; Rawhi Hazem Rawhi
Shuman, 26; Mohammed Qais Isma'il al-Masri, 18; Taj al-Din 'Abdul Karim
Mohammed Saif, 16; Hisham Ahmed 'Abdul Fattah Kharwaish, 21; 'Abdul 'Afou
Nasouh Mustafa al-Qassas, 29; Ibrahim Radwan al-Atari, 32; Mahmoud Ibrahim
'Ouda al-Kurd, 44; Fu'ad Kamel 'Omar Jarwan, 18; and Asa'ad Saleh Khalil
Khalilia, 31. Additionally, Maher Taher 'Abbas Jaber, 27, was intentionally
run over by an Israeli settler vehicle. (The full circumstances of each
person's murder can be found on http://www.pchrgaza.org/)

Tom's mother wrote: "It seems that life is cheap in the occupied
territories. Different value attached to life depends on whether the victim
happens to be Israeli, international or Palestinian. There have been
thousands of killings in Palestine since the intifada, with only a handful
having the benefit of an investigation. Now, a three-week occupation of
Nablus has left a further 19 people dead and dozens of homes and buildings
destroyed, leaving scores of innocent people homeless. When will those
responsible accept that it is illegal to collectively and obsessively punish
a whole community?" (full article at
<http://www.tomjoad.org/Hurndall.htm>http://www.tomjoad.org/Hurndall.htm.)

Sponsored by Northern California International Solidarity Movement Support
Group, Global Exchange, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT), Al-Awda
SF, and Bay Area Free Palestine Coalition
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:24 AM

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