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May 21, 2014 3:22 pm

Pro-Palestinian Activist Corrie’s Family Takes Legal Battle to Israeli Supreme Court

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Rachel Corrie. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgThe family of the late American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie has appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that absolved the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of blame in her 2003 death in Gaza.

Corrie, 23, was killed while trying to block an Israeli bulldozer in operations in southern Gaza during the height of the Second Intifada.

An Israeli court in 2012 supported the findings of an IDF investigation that said the bulldozer driver could not see Corrie, and that her death was an accident.

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Prof. Gerald Steinberg, the president of NGO Monitor, told JNS.orgthat while the Corrie family experienced a “great tragedy,” the family as well as the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement continues to “immorally” use her death to help “Hamas target Israel.”

“Once again, Israeli judges listened tolerantly to the false claims raised by Corrie’s lawyers. The bottom line remains the fact that she was clearly and knowingly in a combat zone, seeking to interfere with IDF soldiers charged with protecting the lives of Israelis,” Steinberg said.

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