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Tom Hurndall

by James Dean
Issue No. 1889

OVER 70 people attended a conference on the 'war on terror' last Sunday, hosted by Leeds Coalition Against the War.

Among the speakers was Sophie Hurndall, whose brother Tom was killed by the Israeli army. Sophie spoke to Socialist Worker about the campaign for justice for her brother:

'We have had a mixed response from the British government. Individuals have been supporting us, but there has been a silence by Tony Blair and Jack Straw at crucial junctures. The silence over the deaths of other British nationals makes it clear who they are allied with.

They should be imposing sanctions on Israel. We have had a lot of support and an overwhelming response to our campaign. There have been thousands of e-mails and many thousands of hits on the website. We will continue to campaign for murder charges, not manslaughter, on the Israeli soldier.

We will continue to support other families in the same situation, and put pressure on the Israeli and British governments to make the army accountable. People can help by writing to the government, local MPs, Tony Blair and Jack Straw, and by donating money to support the campaign.'

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Sat 21 Feb 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1889
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