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My Son Tom: The Life and Tragic Death of Tom Hurndal

My Son Tom: The Life and Tragic Death of Tom Hurndal (Paperback)

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In April 2003, twenty-one-year-old English photojournalism student Tom Hurndall was shot in the head as he was rescuing a Palestinian child in the town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip. Here is Tom's mother's account of his courageous quest, its tragic end and a devastated family's struggle for justice in a case that made legal history. It is an elegy for a son, full of loss but also of hope. Written with honesty, dignity and insight, this moving story of a remarkable young man, a mother's love, and a devoted family gives a human face to a conflict that, directly and indirectly, affects us all.

BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern history Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 05/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9780747592884  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jocelyn Hurndall was born in Winchester in 1951. In the early 1970s she worked as kibbutz volunteer on the Israeli/Lebanese border and travelled through the West Bank to Jerusalem, where her father had worked as a pioneer of wave energy in the early 1960s. She began a career as a teacher in 1974, eventually becoming Head of Learning Support in a multi-cultural school. She lives in London with her family.

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