Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in death of UK activist

Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in death of UK activist

[JURIST] An Israeli military tribunal Monday convicted former Israeli soldier Taysir Hayb of manslaughter in connection with the killing of Tom Hurndall [JURIST report], a British peace activist [Guardian obituary]. Hurndall was shot while helping Palestinian children avoid gunfire in Gaza. His family was barred from entering Israel to view the trial, which a source in the Israeli government said was because his brothers refused to promise not to participate in any pro-Palestinian activities while in the country. Hurndall was a member of the International Solidarity Movement [advocacy website], which complained that the verdict didn't "question the policy and decision makers responsible" [statement]. Reuters has more.