Israeli Military Absolved in the Death of Activist Rachel Corrie
On Tuesday, the Haifa District Court rejected the long-promoted allegations that the state of Israel was at fault for the crushing of pro-Palestinian “peace” activist Rachel Corrie. The civil verdict in this case mirrors the conclusion reached by an Israeli military investigation that had previously cleared the army of any wrong-doing in the matter. Judge Oded Garson characterized Corrie’s death as a “regrettable accident,” and deemed that the state was not responsible because it occurred during a wartime situation. “I reject the suit,” said Garson. “There is no justification to demand the state pay any damages.” The lawsuit had been filed by Corrie’s parents, Craig and Cindy.