Monday, 13 October 2008

Tom Hurndall

I've just watched The Shooting of Tom Hurndall (Channel 4, 13 October 2008), a fine indictment of the Israeli Army and its wanton slaying of an honourable young man of conscience. And I shed tears, moved not just over the loss of Tom, but for the thousands of innocent Palestinians whose lives, whose voice, whose tragedy will likely never be shown, or dramatised or recognised. I'm sure Tom Hurndall would have wanted that message of compassionate consideration for those silenced others to be expressed in his name.

Perhaps this poignant little film will encourage further thought on the quiet and collective suffering people experience when power exercises its stark oppression.

In thoughtful memory of Tom and all those who lay down their lives for peace and justice.


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