On March 16, 2003, pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie died while protesting against the Israeli government, which was attempting to tear down a settlement in the Gaza Strip. Corrie literally stood between a settlement and a military bulldozer. The bulldozer crushed her. Now an Israeli court says there’s no way the bulldozer driver could have seen her, and that she put herself in danger by staying put, considering that the U.S. warned Americans to stay away. Her parents don’t see it that way. “I believe this was a bad day, not only for our family, but for human rights, humanity, the rule of law and also for the country of Israel,” said Rachel’s mother, Cindy. She and her husband, Craig, sued for $1, in a symbolic gesture. They lost.
August 28, 2012 // 8:43 // 1 year ago