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Israeli court rejects US activist's family lawsuit
Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/2012 | DIAA HADID

Posted on 08/28/2012 5:45:11 AM PDT by Former Fetus

An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that the military was not at fault for killing a U.S. activist crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, rejecting a lawsuit filed by her parents.

The bulldozer driver has said he didn't see 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist who was trying to block the vehicle's path during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against the military's demolition of Palestinian homes.

The military deemed her March 2003 death an accident, but Corrie's parents said the driver acted recklessly and filed a civil lawsuit two years later.

Explaining the district court's ruling, Judge Oded Gershon said Corrie "put herself in a dangerous situation" and called her death "the result of an accident she brought upon herself." He said the military conducted a proper investigation and rejected the Corrie family's request for a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corrie; gaza; idf; pancakesforpalestine
I'm glad to see that political correctness does not rule everywhere!

the Corrie family's request for a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses

Any doubt that the parents are agenda-driven? Or is $1 how much they value their daughter?

The family's lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein

Israeli Arab I assume, it would be too hard to find an Israeli Jew to represent them.

"How did the bulldozer not see her?"

My husband has been a heavy equipment operator for years and says a bulldozer has many blind spots. And he's never tried anything the size of the dozers used by the IDF!

the driver could not have seen Corrie

Exactly!

she and other activists had entered a closed military zone

One swims with the sharks at one's risk!

they have spent $200,000 to fly in witnesses, attend 15 hearings and translate more than 2,000 pages of court transcripts

What I want to know is who is paying for that?

Am Israel Chai

1 posted on 08/28/2012 5:45:21 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

I saw the BBC was weeping over terrorist-tool Rachel Corrie and hundreds of thousands of dollars her parents had spent.

The daughter was an idiot tool of the PLO/Fatah and Yasser Arafat.

She got in the way of bulldozing the home of a family from which a terrorist had attacked Israeli citizens.

The Corries deserve nothing for her liberal stupidity supporting terrorists.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 5:53:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Former Fetus
Corrie's parents said the driver acted recklessly

It's terrible that this young lady died, but isn't putting oneself purposely in front of a bulldozer a little reckless?

3 posted on 08/28/2012 5:56:56 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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The parents are apparently as stupid as Rachel was. Here they enjoy this painting given to them by one of the most "successful" islamic terrorists; "successful" in the number of people he was part of killing or having killed by operations.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 6:03:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Former Fetus
I guess their legal arguments fell a little flat...

I'm sorry their daughter was an idiot, but she played a stupid game and won a stupid prize.

5 posted on 08/28/2012 6:09:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Idiots give birth to idiots.Reality of life.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: QQQQ

Yeah, I’m starting to think that idiocy is a dominant trait.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 6:56:45 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

So pay them a dollar and flip them the bird.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 7:10:46 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Former Fetus
i cant believe Saint Pancake is still in the news after all this time
9 posted on 08/28/2012 7:29:56 AM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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In honor of Rachel Corrie, here is a bunny with a pancake on its head. Both the bunny and the pancake are smarter than Rachel at her best.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 8:07:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Former Fetus

Good for Israel. I am sure Outstanding Leader will have something to say on this......


11 posted on 08/28/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT by CORedneck
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12 posted on 08/28/2012 4:20:48 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Unam Sanctam; Dead Corpse

I have no sympathy at all for Darwin Prize award winners. Corrie was emblematic of that dying breed.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 8:46:38 AM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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