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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.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pancakes; pancakesforpalestine; rachelcorrie
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL!

Yeah, she lived life on the edge.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Yehuda
OH!
*VOMITING*
....
...
time to clean-up/eat bfst...again.
i think, I'll have toast.

42 posted on 08/28/2012 6:20:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: mazda77; BykrBayb
she so ugly... her living bra; died a horrible death...
only a face a mother could love.

43 posted on 08/28/2012 6:27:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: mkjessup
great song..great (revised :) lyrics...

44 posted on 08/28/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Covenantor
I agree...brilliant/fine work.

45 posted on 08/28/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: Yehuda

She looks like SHE got run over by a bulldozer, too......


46 posted on 08/28/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The money line = “She could have easily distanced herself from the danger like any reasonable person would.”
47 posted on 08/28/2012 7:41:38 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Corrie’s case fell flat.


48 posted on 08/28/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: South40

Makes me wonder if the parents are just that dumb of if some scummy lawyer convinced them to do it.


49 posted on 08/28/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Sub-Driver

This reminds me so much of an incident in the early 1960s when some protestors were protesting something at a construction site in the US. a group of protestors threw themselves in front of a bulldozer, and the driver stopped, reversed and backed up.

What the driver did not know was there were also protestors who threw themselves behind his rig and he ran over a lib priest.

I remember the photo of the pancaked priest.

An early Darwin award before there was a Darwin award!


50 posted on 08/28/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Mrs. Corrie: “Thank you for the painting of our daughter, Yasser.”

Yasser: “Painting? That IS your daughter!”


51 posted on 08/28/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim


""It looks just like her... from the side.""

I disagree. It looks like her from the front, too.
52 posted on 08/28/2012 8:12:31 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Sub-Driver; SJackson


"I HOPed, but not high enough.
53 posted on 08/28/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: F15Eagle

Look at that photo: even the Palestinian kids who are smirking next to her know that she’s an ignorant unhinged lunatic from America.


54 posted on 08/28/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Yehuda

Someone bred WC Fields with the Jersey guy from American “Top Gear”.


55 posted on 08/28/2012 9:03:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Almondjoy
Makes me wonder if the parents are just that dumb...

Yes they are. I saw a photo of them a couple of weeks ago in the Jerusalem Post which had done a story about their "quest for justice." They're the kind of dweeby and confused but malevolent types that you see time and again in photos of those who supported Stalin in the 1950's. An encyclopedia of the left would include that photo to accompany the entry for "Libtard."

56 posted on 08/28/2012 9:04:03 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Covenantor
...the Corrie family’s lawyer, Hussein Abu Hussein...

Well, that speaks volumes.

57 posted on 08/28/2012 9:06:26 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Covenantor

I assume that’s the actual picture of the seconds before she was flattened.

This is the first I’ve seen it, and no wonder.

Even I, who thinks she should have been flattened, had a mental vision of something much grander. Maybe it would be some grand castle or mosque, or someone’s lovely little home. Something worth defending.

Instead, she’s ‘defending’ a broken down, thrown together, sheet metal fence in front a worthless piece of junk shed that’s worth a $100 on a good day.

If it’s even possible, she’s become a double fool in my mind.


58 posted on 08/28/2012 9:27:11 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Sub-Driver

Corrie wasn’t run over by a bulldozer.

IIRC she fell off something and her head hit the blade.


59 posted on 08/28/2012 9:42:28 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: Balding_Eagle
I assume that's the actual picture of the seconds before she was flattened.

This is the first I've seen it, and no wonder.

I think that's pretty much it. I've seen the photos of her on the ground.

My joke tag line to the photo about her being alone is just about totally true. IIRC, there were one or two arab/ camera folk present but no wailing Arab mothers and chilrun protesting the impending doom of the milleniums old family estate.

She was a self-centered, self-aggrandizing fool playing out the video in her head, all the while being used by her American leftist cohort and Arab terrorists. But then it's become clear that she came from a line of fools and tools.

60 posted on 08/28/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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