04 October '10
Center for Near East Policy Research
This week, Craig and Cindy Corrie from Washington State, in the US, parents of the late ISM, International Solidarity Movement member, Rachel Corrie, resume their "wrongful death" suit against the state of Israel
Yet the precise circumstances of Rachel Corrie's tragic and unfortunate death should be recalled at this time. On March 16, 2003 , Rachel Corrie was killed when she was standing in front of a weapons smuggling tunnel and run over by the driver of an IDF vehicle who could not not see Rachel when she crouched in front the armored bulldozer at dusk .
Rachel's fellow demonstrator, Joe Smith told our news agency on the day after he saw the tragedy : "When the bulldozer started to dig in the dirt pile, the pile started to move, and she could have rolled sideways quickly or fallen backwards to avoid being hit. But Rachel leaned forward to climb to the top of the dirt pile. The bulldozer's digging drew her downward, and its driver could not see her anymore. So without lifting the scoop, he turned backward and she was already underneath the blade,"
Yet Rachel's movement, the ISM, distributed a picture of the scene, through Reuters news agency, upon the news of her death which the ISM claimed was taken right before before the incident, which depicted Rachel holding a megaphone in broad daylight, in what looked like a bright noon time photograph.
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