In the Line of Fire


LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Hurndall's parents at the site of their son's shooting

Maybe it's stupid to do something like this and throw myself in so deep — as deep as I can," Tom Hurndall wrote in his diary on April 5. "But it's something I want to do. It isn't so much fear that I'm feeling now as a deep sense that things won't turn out so well this time." The next day, the 21-year-old British peace activist left Jerusalem for the Gaza Strip to act as a human shield to protect Palestinians from the Israeli army. And his premonition came true. On April 11, the unarmed Briton was shot in the head,...

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