Skip to comments.Israeli court rejects US activist's family lawsuit
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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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
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
It's terrible that this young lady died, but isn't putting oneself purposely in front of a bulldozer a little reckless?
I'm sorry their daughter was an idiot, but she played a stupid game and won a stupid prize.
Idiots give birth to idiots.Reality of life.
Yeah, I’m starting to think that idiocy is a dominant trait.
So pay them a dollar and flip them the bird.
Good for Israel. I am sure Outstanding Leader will have something to say on this......
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I have no sympathy at all for Darwin Prize award winners. Corrie was emblematic of that dying breed.