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Israel frees Briton’s murderer

Press TV – August 31, 2010

The Israeli regime says it will release one of its army men who killed a young British peace activist before he has completed his prison term.
According to a report by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Taysir Hayb who took the life of British peace activist Tomas Hurndall in Gaza Strip in 2003 will be released from prison within one month.

Hayb was given 8 years in prison after pleading guilty for the murdering of Hurndall and impeding of justice by giving false evidence to a court in 2005.

The 22-year-old Briton who was a student was shot in the forehead when taking photographs for the International Solidarity Movement. According to the witnesses, he was helping the Palestinian children to escape from Israeli tanks.

Hayb had told the court investigators that “a Palestinian gunman shot” the Briton saying one of his fellow army men could bear witness to his claims but the soldier denied Hayb’s remarks saying he “didn’t see such a scene”.

“Not only my family is angry with the Israeli soldier, but also they are angry with Israel’s military such as its regime,” the British activist’s older sister said.

“The soldier who killed my brother is the same age as him but he is the member of a system who encourages its soldiers in killing innocent people; or perhaps people who criticize British government like my brother who was against the government such as Tony Blair’s policies at the time” she added.

August 31, 2010 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Solidarity and Activism, Subjugation - Torture


  1. That’s just unfair. He took sb’s life and he should take responsibility for his actions.

    Comment by Zaffiro | August 31, 2010

  2. The Zionist entity was created in 1948 on Palestinian Arab land by the use of murder, assassinations, expulsions, torture and lies. What do we expect from such an entity other than protecting its murderers and rewarding them for their evil deeds?

    Comment by B.Benhamid | August 31, 2010

  3. I fully agree with B Benhamid’s comment – Tom Hurndall presented no threat to the IDF and was helping young kids to escape from the IDF’s murderous volley of bullets. It took a long time before the Israeli authorities accepted any responsibility and when they did, they put a Palestinian Arab soldier into the dock. No officer was tried and no questions asked about the rules of engagement. The whole exercise was a despicable display of cynicism by the brutish Israeli state. Early release compounds the disgusting confirmation of Israel’s inhumanity.

    Comment by jon | August 31, 2010

  4. This is not the first time the Israeli murders kill a Brit. They have done prior to and since imposing the Zionist State of Israel. The British People should take action against the continuous support of their government for this rague state. After all they are the one who created it.

    Comment by Ziyad Olives | August 31, 2010

  5. Jews…the cancer of humanity!

    Comment by philE | September 1, 2010

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