When Killing is Easy aka Shooting the Messenger Why are foreigners suddenly under fire in Israel? In May 2003 James Miller, a Last May, a British cameraman Palestinian photographers and approached an Israeli armoured cameramen, often working for the big British cameraman with personnel carrier at night with a news agencies in the West Bank and considerable experience of request for free passage.The Israelis in Gaza, have long been shot at by Israeli the APC knew who the cameraman soldiers. What is new is that filming in war zones, was was – they’d earlier watched him film foreigners, whether journalists or shot dead by Israeli Israeli bulldozers knock down peace activists, are now increasingly soldiers. In April, British Palestinian houses. At one stage the the targets of attacks. Israelis had even called out to the photographer Tom team. James Miller had a lot of Shooting the Messenger meticulously Hurndall was shot as he experience of filming in war zones. examines the Corrie, Hurndall and Now he and his colleagues, all of them Miller cases, revisiting the border tried to rescue a terrified wearing body armour and helmets locations where the attacks occurred Palestinian child from a hail marked “TV”, were walking towards and interviewing key eyewitnesses as of Israeli bullets. In March, the APC shouting: “We are British leading experts in Britain examine the journalists”.They were pointing a forensic evidence, including unique an American peace activist, powerful torch at a white flag. Seven footage of the two shootings.The Rachel Corrie, died after shots rang out: the second hit James. Israeli Defence Forces are also asked He died shortly afterwards. to explain the incomplete and she was crushed by an sometimes contradictory Israeli bulldozer. Do these James Miller was killed on the border interpretations of the attacks which attacks represent a culture between Egypt and the Gaza Strip they have provided so far. which is intensively patrolled by Israeli of killing with impunity forces. He was the third Westerner to Were the attacks random acts of which is sanctioned by the be attacked in as many months in the violence by undisciplined soldiers, or same border area. the product of a culture of killing with higher echelons of the impunity which is sanctioned by the Israeli army? In April,Tom Hurndall, a British upper echelons of the army? And how photographer was cut down as he is the rest of the world to know the tried to rescue a terrified Palestinian truth about the Israeli occupation if child caught in a hail of Israeli bullets. the Israeli army is free to attack those He is now virtually brain dead. international journalists and activists who venture into this war zone? In March, an American peace activist, Rachel Corrie, died after she was Producer Bill Treharne Jones crushed by an Israeli bulldozer. Executive Producer Fiona Stourton News & Current Affairs UK TX Date: 2/11/03 1 x 50 minutes www.bbcworldwidetv.com
"When Killing is Easy"