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Rachel Corrie's family sues Israel, IDF
Haaretz ^ | 3/15/05 | Amos Harel

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.


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1 posted on 03/15/2005 1:37:00 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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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.

2 posted on 03/15/2005 1:38:24 PM PST by Semper Paratus (:)
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To: TFFKAMM

They should sue their own parents for letting them out of the house without any brains.


3 posted on 03/15/2005 1:38:33 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: TFFKAMM
....had identified herself as an activist with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement.

That makes her an enemy combatant right there. She deserved to be made into a pancake.

4 posted on 03/15/2005 1:39:04 PM PST by Tamar1973 (The path to conservative brilliance starts at Free Republic!)
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To: TFFKAMM

Oh Goody another Rachel Thread !


5 posted on 03/15/2005 1:39:18 PM PST by cmsgop ( RIP "Danny Joe Brown")
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To: Fierce Allegiance

6 posted on 03/15/2005 1:40:19 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: TFFKAMM
Sorry. Can't get behind this. IMO She assumed ALL risk when she entered an active zone and put herself in the line of fire. Failing a finding of conscious, purposeful acts on the part of the IDF this case goes nowhere.
7 posted on 03/15/2005 1:40:34 PM PST by drt1
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To: TFFKAMM

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.

Ludicrous


8 posted on 03/15/2005 1:40:45 PM PST by 76834
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To: cmsgop

I love my CAT


9 posted on 03/15/2005 1:40:59 PM PST by rrrod
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To: TFFKAMM

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.


10 posted on 03/15/2005 1:41:19 PM PST by Maceman (Too nuanced for a bumper sticker)
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To: TFFKAMM
Umm al-Fahm attorney

Must not be the same Law Firm I am thinking of Schwartz,Steinberg and Umm al-Fahm of NYC
11 posted on 03/15/2005 1:42:44 PM PST by cmsgop ( RIP "Danny Joe Brown")
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To: TFFKAMM
Bulldozer Bump


12 posted on 03/15/2005 1:42:47 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: Fierce Allegiance

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!


13 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:01 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: TFFKAMM
...and had identified herself as an activist with the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement.

Can't think of a better reason for the bulldozer's driver to hit the gas pedal.

14 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:04 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: 76834

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.


15 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:11 PM PST by drt1
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To: hellinahandcart; Lil'freeper; NYC GOP Chick; cyborg

Pancake alert!


16 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:11 PM PST by sauropod (Heaven for the climate and Hell for the company - Mark Twain)
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To: TFFKAMM

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."


17 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:38 PM PST by Gator101
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To: TFFKAMM

And in other news, Osama bin Laden is suing the US for ruining his satellite phone reception.


18 posted on 03/15/2005 1:43:43 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

The girl and her parents had shi'ite for brains..


19 posted on 03/15/2005 1:44:20 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: MplsSteve

20 posted on 03/15/2005 1:44:48 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: CheneyChick

that's a bucket loader. bulldozers have the flat blades;-)


21 posted on 03/15/2005 1:45:14 PM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: camle

ROFL - I blame google. I asked for bulldozer and that's what they gave me. Maybe I should sue.


22 posted on 03/15/2005 1:46:09 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: TFFKAMM

These people remind me of Lori Berenson (Peru) and her equally loathesome parents. Go to a country, try to overthrow their government, then cry and whine when you reap the consequences.


23 posted on 03/15/2005 1:47:03 PM PST by 3AngelaD
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To: CheneyChick
here's a bulldozer fer ya!


24 posted on 03/15/2005 1:49:40 PM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: TFFKAMM
I guess Rachel's parents never sang that old Jim Croce song (paraphrased) to Little Rachel

"You don't tug on Superman's cape

You don't spit into the wind

You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger

And you don't sit down in front of a moving bulldozer"

25 posted on 03/15/2005 1:50:25 PM PST by albee (A paranoid schizophrenic is somebody who just found out what is going on.)
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To: TFFKAMM

Her Indian name was probably Dances With Caterpillars ....


26 posted on 03/15/2005 1:50:33 PM PST by mgc1122
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To: TFFKAMM
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.

What? Wearing bright colors and identifying yourself as a nut job isn't sufficient to bend light around corners?

Clear evidence that the laws of physics were put in place by a VRWC.

27 posted on 03/15/2005 1:50:50 PM PST by LTCJ
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To: Tamar1973
YES YES and more YES! Any woman backing the Moslems gets what she deserves. I'm mean JEEZ, what the hell do these women think they are doing? They think of females as LESS THEN SLAVES! At least slaves have hope of something better. Moslems keep women in bondage because their freak moon thing demands it of them. And this woman is BACKING THEM UP?!?!?! AGAINST THEY ONLY SANE FOLK THERE?!?!?!

Let's compare,

Jews = science, medicine, and willingness to help others.

Moslems = nothing that isn't done far better by anyone else.

Yeah reallllllllllllll hard choice on who to back there.

PS
I'm Christian
28 posted on 03/15/2005 1:50:55 PM PST by Anvilhead
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To: drt1

I agree. It was an accident, and she was loony. Still, it makes me sick how many FReepers celebrate and joke about her death. Watch the thread, you'll see.


29 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:25 PM PST by conserv13
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To: sauropod

darn i was going to say that... pretty soon st. patrick's day will be renamed st. pancake day... (stole that from steve plaut).... here is his recent email blast on the subject....

Subject: The Anniversary of Rachel Corrie's Suicide on Behalf of Terrorists


March 16 is the second anniversary of Rachel Corrie's idiotic decision to commit
suicide by challenging an Israeli bulldozer driver to a game of chicken. Corrie
won the game, at the cost of her life.

Corrie was in Israel as part of the Solidarity-with-Terrorism delegations sent
in by the pro-terror ISM (International Solidarity Movement), an organization of
anti-Israel propagandists in designer jeans, all in close, indeed slavish,
coordination with the PLO. The ISM pro-terrorists have set up a memorial web
site to lie about how she died. They are holding a big Bash-Israel commemoration
in Oakland this week. Corrie has become the martyr saint for the Islamofascist
movements. The ISM hates Jews so much that it is willing to demonize Arab
Israeli patriots as part of its jihad against Zionism.

The ISM is not simply an innocent, if evil, fringe campus debating society.
Within Israeli territories, its members have actively collaborated with
terrorists. They have hidden weapons and wanted terrorists in their offices. The
local ISM offices hosted two Moslem suicide bombers from the UK, who had entered
Israel as "peace activists," only to blow a Tel Aviv bar to
smithereens the next day.

In fact, Corrie died protecting smuggling tunnels, used to smuggle in explosives
and weapons that Palestinians use to mass murder Israeli children on buses and
other living things. Israeli troops were demolishing houses astride the tunnels
in order to dynamite the tunnels when Corrie decided to challenge them. Like all
ISM members, Corrie believed the PLO and its affiliates have an unalienable
right to murder Jews, and that Jews trying to stop the terrorists must be
hindered and harassed. That is the whole reason why ISM routinely sends its
campus "anarchists" to Israel. It should be noted that ISM does not
send its members to protect Chechnyan terrorists from Russians nor to protect
Baathists in Fallujah, because they know how non-Israelis would handle such
trouble-makers. Ironically, the very fact that they come to Israel and not to
other countries is testimony to Israel's democracy, openness, tolerant nature,
and probably excessive patience.

Corrie was a US Flag-burning extremist, someone who clearly sympathised with
Palestinians conducting murder, but felt no "solidarity" at all for
the Israeli children murdered by terrorists. The great irony was that the
bulldozer operator whom Corrie was trying to harass did not see her at all. Had
he seen her, Corrie's strategy of forcing the dozer to back down in the game of
chicken would have worked.

After commiting suicide, Corrie was beatified by the anti-Jewish anti-American
Left, turned into the patron saint of the jihadniks and their leftist amen
choruses. It is not surprising that Counterpunch runs a piece this week by a
propagandist trying to convince readers that Corrie was something other than a
23 year old dupe of terrorists. It is written by one Alison Weir, who runs an
anti-Israel web site called "If Americans Knew". The site presents
tendentious statistics showing that more Palestinians have been injured or
killed in recent years than have Israelis. This is supposed to "prove"
the Israelis are iun the wrong, and is about as convincing as an attempt to
claim that Americans were the aggressors in World War II because the numbers of
Americans killed by Germany and Japan were fewer than the Japanese and Germans
killed by the Americans.

In typical Jew-bashing leftist manner, Weir ignores the fact that the Jews in
question were murdered in cold blood, while the Palestinians killed were either
terrorists or civilians caught in the crossfire when Palestinian terrorists
opened fire from amongst civilians. The number of innocent Palestinian civilians
intentionally killed by Israel is a great big whopping zero.

In Weir's parallel universe, " Congress is intimidated into denying her
parents' right to an investigation of the American 'ally' who murdered their
daughter." Congress would be better advised to investigate who is funding
Weir's little web site and maybe also investigate parents like the Corries who
cavalierly send their children off to war zones to promote terrorism and
interfere with anti-terror operations by democracies. As Dennis Prager wrote:

"Rachel Corrie chose to side with a society that breeds some of the
cruelest murderers of innocent people in the world. Rachel Corrie gave her life
trying to protect people whose declared aim is to annihilate another country. In
the name of saving children's lives, Rachel Corrie chose to defend a society
that teaches its young children to blow themselves up and which deliberately
targets children for death. And Rachel Corrie went to America's enemies to burn
her country's flag. "


30 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:25 PM PST by APRPEH (can't save them from themselves)
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To: TFFKAMM
The IDF should sue her estate for contaminating the paint on their bulldozer with biological waste.

SO9

31 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:33 PM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: TFFKAMM

32 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:37 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: TFFKAMM; 1bigdictator; 1st-P-In-The-Pod; 2sheep; A Jovial Cad; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; ...

FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

WARNING: This is a high volume ping list

33 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:39 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: TFFKAMM

RACHEL CORRIE UPDATE - still registered to vote in Washington State
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1333422/posts

And for other great links about the not so great late Rache Corrie:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=rachelcorrie


34 posted on 03/15/2005 1:53:45 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: CheneyChick

35 posted on 03/15/2005 1:54:56 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: CheneyChick
She's so peace loving as she screams pro-terrorist slogans.

Where is that Aunt Jemima pic?

36 posted on 03/15/2005 1:55:13 PM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: TFFKAMM

When it comes down to me against a bulldozer, guess who's going to move first.


37 posted on 03/15/2005 1:59:23 PM PST by libbybelle
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To: cmsgop
Oh Goody another Rachel Thread !

Pancake ping..

38 posted on 03/15/2005 1:59:31 PM PST by cardinal4 (George W Bush-Bringing a new democracy every term..)
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To: TFFKAMM

I'm sure the autorities are probably only trying to protect the family's feelings by not publically revealing Rachael's toxicology report. My bet is that the young lady was zonked out of her mind by drugs or alcohol or both and wouldn't have noticed the bulldozer under any circumstances. She did not employ due caution or caution of any degree when she went in harm's way. Now, she'd not only dead but her family is SOL and looking stupid.


39 posted on 03/15/2005 1:59:39 PM PST by Tacis ("John ("What SF-180?") Kerry - Still Shilling For Those Who Would Harm America!")
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To: Anvilhead
Moslems = nothing that isn't done far better by anyone else.

I heard Arabs developed Algebra but anyone who is bad at math would say that algebra ranks right up there with food poisioning. Hahahaha.

40 posted on 03/15/2005 1:59:59 PM PST by Tamar1973 (The path to conservative brilliance starts at Free Republic!)
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To: TFFKAMM; hchutch

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

RAGE: 0
MACHINE: 1


41 posted on 03/15/2005 2:00:36 PM PST by Poohbah ("Hee Haw" was supposed to be a television show, not a political movement.)
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To: cardinal4

LOL!


42 posted on 03/15/2005 2:00:45 PM PST by cmsgop ( RIP "Danny Joe Brown")
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To: gopwinsin04

Corrie's burning of the US flag with so much hate and venom in front of all those children did nothing to help the cause of freedom.


43 posted on 03/15/2005 2:00:48 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: sauropod

It's been a whlie since we've had a pancake thread!


44 posted on 03/15/2005 2:01:11 PM PST by IGOTMINE (Front Sight. Press. Follow Through. It's a way of life.)
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To: conserv13

Not much peripheral vision allowed on one of those dozers. The slot is very small as not to provide snipers with a clear head shot of the driver.


45 posted on 03/15/2005 2:01:52 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Alouette

This brings back memories of when my Rachel Corrie joke thread got pulled. :)


46 posted on 03/15/2005 2:02:02 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: TFFKAMM

OH THIS IS TOOOO GOOOODDDD!

APRIL 13, 2005 - DAY OF ACTION AGAINST CATERPILLAR
http://www.catdestroyshomes.org/

Stop Caterpillar From Selling Home-Crushing Bulldozers to Israel
On April 13, join groups all over the world in opposing Caterpillar sales of home-crushing bulldozers to Israel. That day, Caterpillar shareholders will meet in Chicago and will discuss a resolution on sales of bulldozers to Israel. We're calling on groups to organize local demonstrations at CAT-related locations, such as board of directors' offices or CAT dealerships, to send a strong message that cooperation in human rights abuses is unacceptable.


47 posted on 03/15/2005 2:02:08 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: CheneyChick; hchutch

A couple of the kids look like they're thinking, "Get that crazy American b!tch away from me!"

48 posted on 03/15/2005 2:02:24 PM PST by Poohbah ("Hee Haw" was supposed to be a television show, not a political movement.)
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To: EveningStar

I understand that she ended up flatter than a beer can ran over by a Kenworth


49 posted on 03/15/2005 2:03:36 PM PST by 76834
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To: KC_Conspirator
The 24-year-old Corrie was killed on March 16, 2003

Ohh, guess we'll have pancakes tomorrow night for dinner.

Yes, I am being very mean and I really do try not to be. But I di have raging hormones at the moment. My husband knows - just leave chocolate by the bedroom door and quietly retreat.

50 posted on 03/15/2005 2:03:46 PM PST by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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