Adding insult to grievous injury

November 23rd, 2003 – 8:23 pm
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Another nice one from the Israeli government:

Defense Ministry check, sent “without any admission of liability by the State of Israel and/or the Ministry of Defense” to the family of a International Solidarity Mission volunteer shot by an Israel Defense Forces soldier, bounced when the family tried to cash it earlier this week. The ISM volunteer was rendered incapacitated as a result of the gunshot wounds sustained last April.

The check for 8,370 pounds was sent to the family of Tom Hurndall, who was seriously wounded after being shot in the head by a soldier in the Rafah refugee camp. His family spent 17,000 pounds to take him home, and he has been hospitalized and connected to life-support machines ever since. A British court is slated to decide if he can be disconnected from the machinery, since his condition is irreversible.

It’s really more than a little disgusting, but, unfortunately, not all that surprising.

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