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court says bulldozing protesters is alright.
08-28-2012, 04:02 AM
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court says bulldozing protesters is alright.
Reuters Wrote:(Reuters) - An Israeli court on Tuesday rejected accusations that Israel was to blame for the death of American activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an army bulldozer during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Gaza in 2003.

Corrie's family had accused Israel of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter, launching a civil case in the northern Israeli city of Haifa after a military investigation had cleared the army of wrong-doing.

Judge Oded Gershon said Corrie's death was a "regrettable accident", but invoked a clause that absolved the army because the incident had happened during a war-time situation, adding that the activist had ignored warnings to leave the area.

Corrie came from Olympia, Washington, and was a volunteer with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement. She had been wearing a bright orange vest at the time of the incident but the bulldozer driver said he never saw her.

Her friends said she had been standing on a mound of earth when the bulldozer advanced and that she had lost her footing as the ground moved. They said they had shouted at the driver to stop but that he ignored their cries.

The Corrie family's lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, said the court verdict contradicted "the fundamental principles of international law with regard to protection of human rights defenders".

At the time of her death, during a Palestinian uprising, Corrie was protesting against Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Corrie's death made her a symbol of the uprising, and while her family battled through the courts to establish who was responsible for her killing, her story was dramatized on stage in a dozen countries and told in the book "Let Me Stand Alone".

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okay, ever since i heard a few bulldozer drivers joking about protesters pulling a 'corrie,' i've been fascinated by this story. the family of the protester is seeking damages from isreal because their american daughter decided to isreal and protest the destruction of houses is gaza by standing in front of a bulldozer. during her protest, she lost her footing, and was ultimately crushed by debris.

i think that if someone decides to play around in front of a bulldozer in despite being warned that they are in both a combat area and a demolition zone and you get crushed by that bulldozer, slabs of concrete or other debris... you deserve it.

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08-28-2012, 04:14 AM
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(08-28-2012 04:02 AM)stormium Wrote:  i think that if someone decides to play around in front of a bulldozer in despite being warned that they are in both a combat area and a demolition zone and you get crushed by that bulldozer, slabs of concrete or other debris... you deserve it.

Agree 100% ..its a shame she died but its her own fault for being stupid

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08-28-2012, 04:18 AM
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Everyone knows if you play with fire you get burnt. Same thing fuck with a Bulldozer you get bulldozed
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