In memoriam -
ON MARCH 16, 2003
American peace activist Rachel Corrie
stood with her loud hailer between an Israeli
Army bulldozer and the home of a poor
Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip, which she
had sworn to protect from illegal demolition.
The driver deliberately
ran his eight-ton Caterpillar right over the 23
year old, crushing her to death (below). Rachel
has become a symbol of young Americans' idealism
and courage, and of Israeli cowardice and
Year Later, Justice Still Not Served:
Remembering the Death of Rachel
death was in fact only the first of several
Israeli attacks on foreign citizens in the West
Bank and Gaza -- Brian Avery, from New
Mexico, was shot in the face on April 5th,
Tom Hurndall, a U.K. citizen, was shot in
the head on April 11th, and died on January
13th, and James Miller, another U.K.
citizen, was shot and killed in April as well.
To date [March 2004], in only Hurndall's
case will the Israeli soldier responsible for
the attack face trial, and this because the
British government, after several months,
finally responded to the overwhelming evidence
presented by the Hurndall family."
Corrie's last letter to her