Given the findings of the Human Rights Alert (NGO) 2012 submission to
the United Nations Human Rights Council, it is impossible to tell
whether the case below was indeed a true litigation, or only a simulated
Human Rights Alert submission for the UPR of the State of Israel:
Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic records of the courts of
the State of Israel.
Premeditated running over of a peace activist with an IDF bulldozer is ruled "within the framework of ‘war activity."
“The state believes that it was proved that the activity of the IDF force is within the framework of ‘war activity.”
“In addition, the state proved that the deceased willfully endangered herself and, sadly, her contributory fault stood at 100%.”
In 2005, Rachel’s family sued: “The estate of Rachel Aliene Corrie v. State of Israel, Ministry of Defense.”
They waited over nine years for justice. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice (RCFPJ) supports it. Its mission and guiding principles state:
The Foundation continues what Rachel began. It reflects “her vision,
spirit, and creative energy….” It supports “build(ing) understanding,
respect, and appreciation for differences, and that promote cooperation
within and between local and global communities.”
The New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, at first reported
nothing. Belated coverage appeared. Online AM editions excluded it. The
Washington Post ran an AP piece. Front page headlines omitted it.
AP said “(a)n Israeli court on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought
against the military by the parents of a U.S. activist crushed to death
by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, ruling the army was
not at fault for her death.”
Rachel was in plain sight. Her bright orange vest and bullhorn made
her easy to spot. The soldier-operator lied. He knew she protected a
Palestinian home with her body. He claimed he didn’t see her.
Israel called Rachel’s death accidental. A sham investigation report said:
“Rachael Corrie was not run over by an engineering vehicle but rather
was struck by a hard object, most probably a slab or concrete which was
moved or slid down while the mound of earth which she was standing
behind was moved.”
She and others with her were accused of “illegal, irresponsible and dangerous” behavior.
Israeli district court judge Oded
Gershon justified murder. “I reject the suit,” he said.
“There is no justification to demand the state pay any damages.”
He claimed Rachel “put herself in a dangerous situation.” He called
her death “an accident she brought upon herself.” Blame the victim is
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