Skip to comments.Rachel Corrie's family sues Israel, IDF
Posted on 03/15/2005 1:36:57 PM PST by TFFKAMM
The family of Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist killed by an Israel Defense Forces bulldozer in Rafah two years ago, sued the State of Israel and the IDF for damages in the Haifa District Court on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003 when she tried to block an IDF bulldozer from destroying a Palestinian house near the Philadelphi Route, the strip of land in the Gaza Strip bordering Egypt.
An IDF investigation ruled the incident was an accident and that the driver did not see Corrie, and the military prosecutor's office decided not to press charges in connection with Corrie's death.
Corrie's parents, brother, and sister, who are represented by Umm al-Fahm attorney Hussein Abu-Hussein, argue Corrie was killed despite the fact that she was wearing bright clothing and had identified herself as an activist with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement.
Corrie's family argues that the bulldozer driver intentionally used unreasonable force. According to the family, there was no fighting in the area at the time and there was no threat to soldiers' lives.
The family has asked for roughly $324 thousand in direct damages, as well as punitive damages. They also said they have yet to receive all of the material from the IDF investigation into the matter.
The IDF have a few more important matters on their plate at the moment.
They should sue their own parents for letting them out of the house without any brains.
That makes her an enemy combatant right there. She deserved to be made into a pancake.
Oh Goody another Rachel Thread !
Been awhile but if I recall correctly this is the same bunch that sued Caterpillar because it built the bulldozer.
About as much sense as sueing General Motors cause you got smacked by and SD 90.
I love my CAT
The IDF ought to bill her parents for the the personnel costs involved in the operation of the bulldozer and for the related fuel expenses.
There's no question that Rachel Corrie used questionable judgement by inserting herself into an area that was unstable politically and militarily.
But Rachel Corrie's parents are just as, if not more, radical as she was.
I hope this lawsuit goes nowhere fast!
Can't think of a better reason for the bulldozer's driver to hit the gas pedal.
It IS ludicrous but some of these suits are actually successful in extracting money in the form of settlements or findings. THAT is really ludicrous.
Great, now the IDF is going to have to put a warning lable on all the blades of their bulldozers:
"Warning. Stay Clear. NOT responsible for crushed idiots."
And in other news, Osama bin Laden is suing the US for ruining his satellite phone reception.
The girl and her parents had shi'ite for brains..
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