Ever since I ordered international tv from satellitetv-hq.com, I have been keeping up with the latest news and events from around the world. Just the other day, I came across some news about the Rachel Corrie case, which I remember hearing about some years back.
Corrie, a U.S. Citizen and pro-Palestinian activist, was crushed and killed by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration at the Gaza strip in 2003. She was just 23 years old. The bulldozer driver said he didn’t see Corrie, who was trying to block the path of military vehicles that were destroying Palestinian homes.
The military judged her death to be an accident, but Corrie’s parents claimed the bulldozer driver acted negligently and filed a civil lawsuit seven years later.
After an investigation was conducted, Judge Oded Gershon, at the Haifa District Court in northern Israel, concluded that the driver was not culpable. Hussein Abu Hussein, the Corries’ lawyer, has confirmed that the family will appeal the verdict.
There has been much speculation and controversy about the events surrounding Rachel Corrie’s death. Tom Dale, who was a witness and fellow activist with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), claimed that there was no way that the bulldozer driver couldn’t have seen Rachel.
Corrie, who was killed at the height of the second infitada, has helped rally foreign supporters of the Palestinian cause. Her story, which has been met with international acclaim, has also served as the inspiration for numerous stage plays and one book, titled Let Me Stand Alone.