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Reposting in honor of the seventh and most publicized Gaza Aid boat Rachel Corrie being seized by Israeli forces Saturday morning ..... Rachel There have been a series of individuals and events which have opened my eyes to the realities happening in occupied Palestine, flexisyn online review and to the horrific actions and policies being implemented by the Israeli government towards the people living there, flexisyn online review and as well to those who actively oppose such policies.    One such individual was Rachel Corrie. Flexisyn online review Please watch this short video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMO-FQwIRiM Rachel was a 23 year old activist from Washington State who had a promising future ahead.   From her early years there seemed to be something special about Rachel.   There also seemed something special about the quality of education she received, flexisyn online review which from an early age, flexisyn online review focused on important social and environmental issues which seems unfortunately unique compared to the more standard education model taught in our schools today.  While most young girls are more concerned with Barbies, flexisyn online review clothes and make up, flexisyn online review Rachel from what I've read seemed to have much bigger concerns on her mind.    I came across a link which showed an older clip of Rachel when she must have been no older than five or six, flexisyn online review giving a grade school speech about poverty and how it affects children in other countries.   Even at such a young age she was eloquent and poised.  It was apparent that the issue of ending human suffering was a driving force for Rachel all her life. Rachel at Capital High School, flexisyn online review Olympia, flexisyn online review WA When she was 23, flexisyn online review Rachel entered the war torn world of occupied Palestine with a hand ful of other activists from the International Solidarity Movement.  An ISM protest in Gaza against Israel's shooting of Palestinian children. Flexisyn online review On the right, flexisyn online review Rachel Corrie When she arrived, flexisyn online review  Rachel and the other activists attended two days of training in non-violent resistance and essentially volunteered to protect and block Palestinian homes that were being demolished by the Israeli Defense Forces.     Rachel Corrie chats with a Palestinian friend, flexisyn online review living in a dire situation in Rafah, flexisyn online review Gaza. To listen to Rachel as she was volunteering in occupied Palestine only days before her death, flexisyn online review watch the powerful video below:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3JI-axaRF4 On March 16th, flexisyn online review 2003 an Israeli soldier driving a bulldozer two-stories high crushed to death 23-year-old Rachel Corrie.  According to witnesses and photographic documentation, flexisyn online review she was killed intentionally.   Rachel Corrie stands in front of an Israeli army bulldozer wearing an orange jacket so that she can be easily identified and seen. Rachel as she stands between an Israeli bulldozer and a Palestinian physician's house in the southern Gaza town of Rafah. The Israeli bulldozer ran over her and then backed up, flexisyn online review crushing her chest and skull. Friends try to help Rachel as they wait for transportation to the nearest hospital.  However, flexisyn online review she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.  With five other nonviolent human rights defenders, flexisyn online review Rachel had been in front of a family home in Palestine, flexisyn online review standing in front of the property in hopes of protecting it from being destroyed.   That day the Palestinian home was not destroyed.  However the life of Rachel Corrie was destroyed by an Israeli soldier who crushed her under the weight of the bulldozer.  "Rachel and a handful of others practicing Gandhian nonviolence in the Gaza Strip had been pleading with Israeli soldiers for two hours not to destroy a Palestinian family home. Flexisyn online review Suddenly, flexisyn online review the Israeli bulldozer operator began driving his giant bulldozer toward the home, flexisyn online review Rachel sitting in the bulldozer’s path. 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