Saturday, April 20, 2013

Killing Hamid

The hidden story that sparked Israel's attack on Gaza.

Six days before Operation Pillar of Cloud unleashed Israel's attack on Gaza in November 2012, 13-year-old Palestinian Hamid Abu Dagga was killed while playing football with his friends.

Hamid was wearing a Real Madrid football shirt when he was killed. His favourite player was Cristiano Renaldo, who has repeatedly shown his support for Palestinian rights.

In this hard hitting and very moving video, by filmmaker Harry Fear, shows how the killing of Hamid led to the start of Israel's war in Gaza on 14 November 2012.

It includes interviews with Hamid's friends, his family and the hospital medics who examined his body.