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Top court hears appeal on American activistís death
The Times of Israel ^ | 5/21/2014

Posted on 05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT by Former Fetus

Almost two years after a Haifa court ruled that Israel was not negligent in the 2003 death of American activist Rachel Corrie during a protest against IDF operations in the Gaza Strip, the Supreme Court heard her family’s appeal of the verdict Wednesday afternoon.

Speaking before the hearing in Jerusalem, Craig Corrie, the activist’s father, said the lower court’s ruling had given the army “immunity and impunity.”

“I think that’s very dangerous,” he said. “I hope the Israeli high court will change the findings, but if they don’t, I hope the world and the world press will bring it into the open and Israel’s friends and other nations will help them behave in the right way.”

Corrie, a 23-year-old native of Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death on March 16, 2003, by a military armored bulldozer clearing vegetation in a combat zone along the Gaza-Egypt border. She was a member of the International Solidarity Movement, a pro-Palestinian group that has sent Western volunteers to interfere with Israeli military activities in Gaza and the West Bank.

During the hearing, lawyer Hussein Abu Hussein, reading from torn handwritten notes, made the case that the area was not formally declared a closed military zone — the general’s order has never been found — and that the motivation to continue the operation, amid civilian protest, was rooted in avoiding the establishment of a dangerous principle rather than an urgent war-like necessity.

However, the state attorney said the incident “occurred in the most dangerous spot of all the places IDF operated at the time.”

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The deceased put herself into a dangerous situation. She stood in front of a large bulldozer in a place where the operator could not see her. Even when she saw the mound of earth approaching her she did not distance herself as a reasonable person would have done

That's the key, a reasonable person. Both Carrie and her parents were liberals.

Corrie was clearly visible because of a bright yellow jacket she was wearing

Anybody who's ever driven a large bulldozer can tell you about blind spots. Add to that that it was an armored tractor and the yellow jacket is risible.

1 posted on 05/21/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

This is giving me a hankering for some flap-jacks!


2 posted on 05/21/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

The IDF has immunity concerning thing the do to a FOREIGN TERRORIST! No way!


3 posted on 05/21/2014 8:03:52 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Former Fetus
Carrie Corrie stood in front of the bulldozer for the same reasons that a Chinese man has become famous when he stood in front of a row of tanks in Peking. The objects are dangerous and a normal/reasonable person would expect to be killed. That is why the picture of the tanks is so universally known.

Again, only a fool or person committed to suicide would stand in front of such a vehicle and not move.

Carrie Corrie is guilty of suicide. She was not killed by the bulldozer or by the Caterpillar company, She was killed by her own self-actions!

4 posted on 05/21/2014 8:09:29 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Former Fetus

How on earth anyone who isn’t a terrorist finds sympathy for this dimwit is beyond me. I could feel bad for her parents, but I don’t. I have two daughters, and neither of them will be killed by a bulldozer while being a useful idiot of a viscous bloodthirsty group. If you’re going to be an activist somewhere, you might consider that people fighting for their lives might not care what happens to you if you get in their way.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 8:09:58 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: AU72

Saint Pancake is back in the news!


6 posted on 05/21/2014 8:12:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Former Fetus

When are these morons going to realize their liberal pc rules and laws don’t apply outside the US?


7 posted on 05/21/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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“Saint Pancake”

BWAHAHAHAHA!


8 posted on 05/21/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Former Fetus

She brought self-righteousness to a bulldozer fight.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Robert357

You and I can easily see that Rachel Corrie was an idiot and put herself in position to be killed. But some people just don’t see it that way.

Didn’t her parents ever tell her not to play in the street? Or not to play around heavy equipment? Not to play cat and mouse games with a bulldozer, because the dozer will win???


10 posted on 05/21/2014 8:14:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Former Fetus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLlUgilKqms


11 posted on 05/21/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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Her parents created her persona...they’re just as, if not more evil and responsible for her death than the dimwit is.

No sympathy here...except maybe for the dozer operator who had to scrape that $hit off his dozer at the end of the day.


12 posted on 05/21/2014 8:16:47 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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Blessed is she among morning foodstuffs.
13 posted on 05/21/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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Corrie was in front of the bulldozer’s blade trying to block the vehicle when she was killed.

look... her cause was something she believed in so strongly that she was willing to literally put her life on the line... okay... so there... she did it... she died for what she believed in... at that moment, she decided it was worth her life... now her family wants to have it both ways...

14 posted on 05/21/2014 8:17:17 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: demshateGod

15 posted on 05/21/2014 8:17:54 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: BenLurkin


St. Jemima to her friends.
16 posted on 05/21/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: BenLurkin
Click on the keywords StPancake and SaintPancake....shes been flattened all over FR!
17 posted on 05/21/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Former Fetus

Love to. Just give us a single state with a port. We’ll pay our share of the US national defense on a per-person allocation. Leave us TF alone regarding all other federal expenditures and the reach of your democrat courts. We’ll take it from there. We’ll find out, once and for all, what a reversion to Constitutional government will mean to prosperity.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: latina4dubya

The real story is she was pushed into the tractor by her lovely arab friends to create a needed American death.

But, hey, who is to worry about facts?


19 posted on 05/21/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Former Fetus

Whoops! Wrong thread.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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