Democracy Now: Corrie Family to Appeal Israel Verdict Clearing Military

The family of the slain U.S. peace activist Rachel Corrie says it will appeal an Israeli court’s exoneration of Israel’s military for her murder. A 23-year-old college student, Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza nine years ago. She was standing in front of a Palestinian home to help prevent its demolition. On Tuesday, an Israeli judge rejected the Corrie family’s wrongful death lawsuit, ruling that Corrie’s death resulted from “an accident she brought upon herself.” Corrie’s mother, Cindy Corrie, condemned the verdict on Democracy Now! yesterday.

Cindy Corrie: “We are, of course, deeply saddened and deeply troubled by what we heard today from Judge Oded Gershon in the Haifa district court. I believe that this was a bad day not only for our family, but a bad day for human rights, for humanity, for the rule of law, and also for the country of Israel. The diplomatic process between the United States and Israel failed us, and today the Israeli court system demonstrated its failure to us.”

The Corrie family says it will appeal the case to Israel’s supreme court.


~ by wheresthemic on August 29, 2012.

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