On 22 June 2004, UK Member of Parliament Crispin Blunt wrote in The Guardian (Crispin Blunt: Shooting at MPs won't do any good.)
"On Friday I enjoyed, if that is the right word, being a first-hand witness to an example of policy failure in action.
"The Israeli Defence Force deployed on the border between Egypt and Gaza saw fit to open fire on a group of unarmed people inspecting the area, who had arrived in clearly marked UN vehicles.
"The fact that three of us were British politicians, from the three main parties, and included a Labour Friend of Israel made the event newsworthy.
"The same treatment had been meted out to representatives of Christian Aid 48 hours earlier and, of course, fatally to Tom Hurndall and James Miller last year.
"The 104 Palestinians who died in Gaza in May alone attracted rather less attention."
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