... Scottish Government strongly discourages trade with illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  “The exploitation of assets in illegal settlements by any company is likely to constitute “grave professional misconduct” for the purposes of procurement legislation.

SPSC film: The Killing of Iman al Hams


The Killing of Iman Al Hams makes a compelling case that mass opposition to Israel's never-ending atrocities is necessary and possible. The short film focuses on an unexceptional example of Israeli murder that only the chance publication of military radio communications thrust into the public domain.

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"While in Gaza a couple of years ago, I made the core of this film, The Killing of Iman Al Hams, by interviewing Mr. Samir Al Hams, in Rafah Refugee Camp. 

In the 13-minute testimony heart of the film, Mr. Al Hams reports the facts of the Israeli army's execution of his child and the shocking official response. The other twelve minutes present evidence that this is a common occurence, and argue that BDS is the appropriate response to Israeli savagery.

A CD version of this little film is available for a donation to SPSC.

Deryck Beaumont and I made the film a couple of years ago but pressure of work prevented it being aired. A version with Arabic subtitles added will be posted shortly."
Mick Napier, 5 September 2010


Watch the video

The Killing of Iman al Hams from Scottish PSC on Vimeo.


Related articles:

Chris Hedges, A Gaza Diary, Harper's Magazine, October 2001

24 Nov 2004, Israeli officer: I was right to shoot 13-year-old child by Chris McGreal

 25 Oct 2004, The Killing of Iman al-Hams, Executing Another Child in Rafah by Omar Barghouti

21 Oct 2004, A schoolgirl riddled with bullets. And no one is to blame by Chris McGreal

16 Nov 2005, Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinian schoolgirl by Chris McGreal

25 May 2005, Both Palestinians and Israelis will benefit from a boycott (Ronnie Kasrils and Victoria Brittain)

9 Dec 2009 IDF officer wins NIS 300,000 suit over Gaza war crime allegation