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Family of US activist killed by bulldozer to sue Israel
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 24, 2010

Posted on 02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The family of US activist Rachel Corrie, run over by an Israeli bulldozer during a demonstration in Gaza in 2003, will sue the Jewish state over her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old killed at the height of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising, became an symbol of foreign support for the Palestinian cause and the subject of a 2005 play based on her emails and diary.

"The state should take responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie. We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing," Hussein Abu Hussein, the family's lawyer, told AFP.

The family will be travelling to Israel for the trial, which will start March 10, Abu Hussein said

Activists who witnessed Corrie's death said she and others were acting as human shields to prevent a house demolition in the Gaza border town of Rafah for more than two hours and were clearly visible to the bulldozer driver.

"The whole time she was wearing a fluorescent jacket, as were her friends, and she had a megaphone," Abu Hussein said.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bulldozer1; bulldozer1vermin0; humanshield; pancake; rachelcorrie; wanker

1 posted on 02/24/2010 6:10:28 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pancake.


2 posted on 02/24/2010 6:11:30 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I must admit I’m not excited about this article. In fact, it leaves me feeling just a bit flat. ;-P


3 posted on 02/24/2010 6:11:44 AM PST by MortMan (Viscous rumors are thickening.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The bulldozer wouldn’t have been there save for Corrie and her “friends.”


4 posted on 02/24/2010 6:12:19 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: ZX12R

5 posted on 02/24/2010 6:12:39 AM PST by listenhillary (the only reason government wants to be our provider is so it may become our master)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Activists who witnessed Corrie's death said she and others were acting as human shields"

When you step in front of a bulldozer, expect to get squished!

6 posted on 02/24/2010 6:13:42 AM PST by NoGrayZone (In this election year, we'll see many daring Davids take on entrenched Goliaths.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; tx_eggman
We believe her killing was done intentionally or at least out of negligence and wrongdoing

So... you're not absolutely convicted that it was done intentionally, so you may shoot for negligence, hoping at best to get some attention and bad press for Israel because you're a biased media whore? Is that correct, Hussein Al Hussein?
7 posted on 02/24/2010 6:13:53 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why should Israel be held responsible for an insane person who laid down in front of a bulldozer ?


8 posted on 02/24/2010 6:14:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe the bulldozer operator should sue for her gumming up the tracks....


9 posted on 02/24/2010 6:14:47 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Countersuit?

The Court should also determine what fraction of
responsibility for the deaths of Israelis from terrorists
supported by the Corrie was due to Corrie’s parents,
including financial and brainwashing.


10 posted on 02/24/2010 6:15:22 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She should have just flat out gotten the hellout of the way


11 posted on 02/24/2010 6:17:02 AM PST by South Dakota (Drill baby, drill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hmmmmmm???



This may sound cruel but I wonder if any of those children give a rat's rear whether or not that loud mouthed American woman got squished. I'll bet none of those children were stupid enough to think their little tiny bodies could stop a bulldozer. I also doubt they think any better of us Americans. They undoubtedly think we are all just as stupid as ms corrie ya think?
12 posted on 02/24/2010 6:17:50 AM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: listenhillary
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13 posted on 02/24/2010 6:18:35 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: South Dakota

Actually, that’s what she did.


14 posted on 02/24/2010 6:19:43 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: vetvetdoug

What does it cost to take a bulldozer through a carwash?

Pray for America and Israel


15 posted on 02/24/2010 6:19:54 AM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: ZX12R

I never thought about it until I saw that, but a waffle would be a more apt description.


16 posted on 02/24/2010 6:20:54 AM PST by listenhillary (the only reason government wants to be our provider is so it may become our master)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Didn’t they already sue Caterpillar for making the dozer and it was laughed out of court?


17 posted on 02/24/2010 6:21:41 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ignorant rich kid goes to whacko lib college (Evergreen State), gets involved with a bunch of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-financed Anti-War Whackos (International Solidarity movement).

Lib Parents pay for the kid to go on an “Independent Study” to a WAR ZONE, and the kid gets mashed by a bulldozer because she was too dumb to get out of the way.

You’ll pardon me if I don’t shed too many crocodile tears over her. Darwin’s law applies...


18 posted on 02/24/2010 6:21:59 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: The Anti-One

Look at the hatred in that woman’s face. What a tool.
If she had not managed to get herself ran over by that dozer she’d have found another way soon.
The Palestinians must still be extremely pleased with it all.


19 posted on 02/24/2010 6:22:49 AM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rachael was a sort of proto-Obama supporter. That crazy intensity was evident in 2008. Scary.


20 posted on 02/24/2010 6:22:57 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ideology meets reality. She wasn’t a candidate for a Darwin award because she was below-average dumb.


21 posted on 02/24/2010 6:23:10 AM PST by PGalt
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To: listenhillary

Most innappropriate joke ever... Lol


23 posted on 02/24/2010 6:24:20 AM PST by rwilson99
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Feel the love!

24 posted on 02/24/2010 6:24:42 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Corrie reminds me of the scene in the Austin Powers movie where the henchman gets squished by the sloooooooow moving rolling paver.


25 posted on 02/24/2010 6:26:20 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Motions will be squashed and the case will fall flat.


26 posted on 02/24/2010 6:28:08 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Oratam

“Rachael was a sort of proto-Obama supporter. That crazy intensity was evident in 2008. Scary.”

Considering her parents are members of “End The Occupation NOW”, why are you surprised??


27 posted on 02/24/2010 6:28:09 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: tcrlaf

Exactly what do they mean by “end the occupation”?

They need to be made to answer that.

The answer is “driving the Jews into the sea”.


28 posted on 02/24/2010 6:29:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: The Anti-One

Even the baby jihadis are looking at her like she’s a whack job.

God bless Israel. And bulldozers.


29 posted on 02/24/2010 6:30:23 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Rachel Corrie Symphony in EEEEEEEEEEEE flat.


30 posted on 02/24/2010 6:34:33 AM PST by windsorknot (o o)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can the IDF run them over with a D-9, too?
Please?


31 posted on 02/24/2010 6:36:32 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How can anyone care about the late batshiat crazy pancake person Rachel Corrie, when the even more batshiat crazy Lori Berenson is still suffering in a prison in Peru for just wanting to slaughter people like farm animals in support of the Shining Path Maoist terrorist group?

How oppressive can these evil governments be, to not want their country turned into another Khmer Rouge killing fields? Don’t they realize that “the people’s revolution” has a need for blood worse than Dracula and all his minions?


32 posted on 02/24/2010 6:38:22 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: listenhillary
I never thought about it until I saw that, but a waffle would be a more apt description.

LOL! True indeed. The tracks would have left a grid pattern, much more like a waffle than just a flat pancake. Good observation.
33 posted on 02/24/2010 6:41:34 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: windsorknot; All

Official Cause of Death: She was too thin.


34 posted on 02/24/2010 6:47:28 AM PST by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
"Even the baby jihadis are looking at her like she’s a whack job."

Ha! Amen. In fact to get her to shut up they probably pushed her down in front of the bulldozer.

"God bless Israel. And bulldozers."

Hear! Hear!

35 posted on 02/24/2010 6:47:49 AM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: tcrlaf

While, as a parent myself, I can only imagine how her family feels. That being said, you hit the nail right on the head. Where was this US activist when Israeli children were being killed by the very factions she was protesting for? IMHO, the parents are, at least in part, to blame for this.


36 posted on 02/24/2010 6:59:14 AM PST by exbrit
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow! Never saw that coming. </sarcasm>


37 posted on 02/24/2010 7:01:57 AM PST by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Israelis should arrest the family on arrival, dress them in traditional Jewish garb, & drop them off amongst the “palestinians”.
38 posted on 02/24/2010 7:02:42 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Don't blame me - I voted for Ron Paul!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

39 posted on 02/24/2010 7:04:07 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe they should sue the gubmint schools that she went to. Seems they failed to educate her good enough that she would know that she couldnt whip a dozer.

Dozer-1
idiot-0


40 posted on 02/24/2010 8:08:53 AM PST by weezel
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The whole time she was wearing a fluorescent jacket, as were her friends, and she had a megaphone,"

It seems like those weapons were inadequate, the bulldozer won easily.

41 posted on 02/24/2010 8:40:41 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"The whole time she was wearing a fluorescent jacket, as were her friends, and she had a megaphone,"

Well, lawyer must be confusing dozer with the sedan... Unless Ms. Corrie was 12 feet tall, jacket was of no help to the dozer driver.
42 posted on 02/24/2010 10:18:33 AM PST by alecqss
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They should sue the educational facility that they sent her to that indoctrinated her and turned her into a complete nutcase.


43 posted on 02/24/2010 10:19:27 AM PST by riri (Resistance-It's the New Black)
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To: alecqss

Correct...I was being satirical as you probably realize.

Not only was the vest a joke but the megaphone was useless due to the noise of the Cat.


44 posted on 02/24/2010 10:38:01 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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45 posted on 02/24/2010 3:34:36 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: rwilson99
Nope, there's a LOT out there, if you know where to look.

And this isn't even a joke. Or maybe this is one of those time when the jokes really do just write themselves.
46 posted on 02/24/2010 6:36:36 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Wear your kaiffye... Lol


47 posted on 02/24/2010 7:01:06 PM PST by rwilson99
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To: rwilson99

Well, it’s not like they could just come out and publicly suggest that people wear their bomb vests!


48 posted on 02/24/2010 7:09:26 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Not enough infidels at the ihop


49 posted on 02/24/2010 8:16:47 PM PST by rwilson99
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t think Rachel has a leg to stand on in this case.


50 posted on 02/25/2010 8:57:59 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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