May 22, 2013
Israeli Court Rejects Responsibility for Death of American Activist
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
“She did not distance herself from the area, as any thinking person would have done,” said a judge in Haifa, Israel, ruling against the family of Rachel Corrie, the American activist who was crushed while standing between an Israeli bulldozer and a Palestinian home in 2003.
Corrie’s family sued the Israeli government for a symbolic $1 in damages, but Judge Oded Gershon said her death was an accident.
The Israeli government disputes that the young activist, who is pictured wearing a bright orange jacket, was visible to the bulldozer driver.
Corrie’s parents said they would appeal the decision.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.
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