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Court Rules Israel Wasnít at Fault in U.S. Activistís Death [Rachel Corrie........]
New York Times ^

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Court Rules Israel Wasn’t at Fault in U.S. Activist’s Death By DANIELLE ZIRI and JODI RUDOREN

HAIFA, Israel — An Israeli judge ruled on Tuesday that the state bore no responsibility for the death of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman who was run over by a military bulldozer in 2003 as she protested housing demolitions in the Gaza Strip.

The lengthy verdict in the civil case, read to a courtroom packed with supporters of Ms. Corrie’s family here, called the death an accident that occurred during “a military activity meant to prevent terrorist activity.”

“She chose to put herself in danger,” said the judge, Oded Gershon. “She could have easily distanced herself from the danger like any reasonable person would.”

Since her death, Ms. Corrie has become an international symbol of the Palestinian resistance. A play based on her writings has been performed in 10 countries, and a ship in an aid flotilla to Gaza bore her name. Numerous books and documentaries have told of how Ms. Corrie, a 23-year-old student, stood in an orange vest with a bullhorn between a bulldozer and the home of a Palestinian family in March 2003 during the height of the second intifada, or uprising.

A lawyer representing the state said after the hearing on Tuesday that the driver of the bulldozer did not see Ms. Corrie, and could not have.

But at a news conference after the verdict, the Corrie family’s lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein, showed pictures of Ms. Corrie taken that day in 2003, pointing out her bright garb that he said “anyone could have seen.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pancakes; pancakesforpalestine; rachelcorrie
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1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:32:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Darwin 1 Dumbass Leftist 0
2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:34:19 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Corrie's parents failed to get money from Caterpillar also.

Corrie et al. v. Caterpillar

3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:36:36 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well that should, flat out settle it.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:31 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I feel like pancakes for breakfast


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:43:47 AM PDT by dc27
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To: BigCinBigD; dc27
Q) How are hairy-legged, liberal, protester women like rocks?

A) You skip the flat ones.

6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:46:59 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: dc27

“I feel like pancakes for breakfast”

I’ll provide the syrup.....just sayin....


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:48:19 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ms. Corrie, a 23-year-old student, stood in an orange vest with a bullhorn between a bulldozer and the home"

She forgot the yellow "do not cross" tape.

9 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:38 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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The young woman was caught up in anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-PLO/HAMAS/HIZBOLLAH hatred and for Jewish Genocide in the form of Arab Human Rights causes. She made the mistake of protesting too close to a bulldozer and got what she deserved. After that, her parents tried to assuage their pain by blaming Israel and towing the PLO RACIST line in order to get brownie points and large sums of money from Israel. They failed to do that just as their daughter failed as a normal, balanced and fair human being - she was a loser who paid for her irresponsibility to herself and her family. Justice as defined by her and the PLO equals dead Jews so all I can say is good riddance to her and her ilk. Sometimes true justice actually plays itself out in matters such as this one.
10 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:45 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Sub-Driver

Didn’t Corrie at least win a Darwin Award?


11 posted on 08/28/2012 3:20:25 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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Now, THAT is guilty.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:48:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Yehuda

I’m OK. Got off work at 0330 and I’m drinking beer, so a few more and I’ll puke without her help. Thanks.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Yehuda

That’s what burkas were invented for.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:59:00 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ √ě)
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To: BykrBayb

Yep, that one didn’t fall out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down, nope, the ugly tree fell over when it saw her coming.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 4:05:45 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Yehuda

Yeeeeeeow! Check out the nose. It looks like some type of male appendage.

That woman is simply FUGLY!

My belief that all liberals are ugly still stands.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 4:16:10 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: BigCinBigD

A smashing success I’d say. Looks like things did not pan out for the offense.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 4:18:27 AM PDT by soycd
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