Whatever happened, standing near large, operational bulldozers is extremely dangerous under any circumstance. I’ve worked around them and always made sure to stay a goodly distance away.
That being said, I have little sympathy for this nutjob that got herself killed. And I say nutjob, because only a nutjob would fly all the way from America to stand in front of a Israeli bulldozer in Gaza for some ridiculous “cause”.
I’ve met folks like this before while I was in college, and recognize the symptoms. I knew one college girl whose creed was not to kill any living creature. She would let mosquitoes drink her blood and croon, “Have a drink little mosquito.” Even as young as I was then, I knew better than to attempt rational conversation with her.
Knowing what I know now, it would probably have been easy enough to literally drive her to insanity by explaining how her body killed billions of little animals every minute as they tried to invade and destroy her. I also know I wouldn’t have wanted to do that to her.
(I’ve also noticed that the nutjob guys seem to take to the high seas for adventures like crashing their tiny boats into giant Japanese sea trawlers, while the nutjob females tend to find land-based “causes” to sacrifice themselves for.)
Oddly enough, her behavior may be more rational, or at least more advantageous than it appears. When a mosquite bites, she injects a small amount of anticoagulant into the site of her bite. If allowed to finish her drink she will remove most of the anticoagulant before she leaves. It is the anticoagulant that causes the redness and swelling associated with a mosquito bite. Swatting a mosquito who has already bitten is probably worse than letting finish her drink. (Male mosquitos do not bite.)