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Rachel Corrie's parents in Nablus On March 23rd, no rx awake patch 200 residents of Nablus and internationals gathered to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the murder of Rachel Corrie by Israeli forces in Rafah, no rx awake patchGaza, no rx awake patch as she tried to prevent a bulldozer from demolishing a family home. No rx awake patch The demonstration also protested the ongoing attacks on Gaza by the Israeli army, no rx awake patch and the occupation of Iraq - taking place on the fifth anniversary of the US-led invasion. Present were bereaved parents of Rachel Corrie, no rx awake patch Craig and Cindy Corrie, no rx awake patch who were visiting Nablus for the first time. No rx awake patch The Corries expressed their gratitude for the continuing remembrence of their daughter, no rx awake patch but stressed the importance of focusing on the atrocities carried out against Palestinians everyday. No rx awake patch Her mother stated: “While we remember Rachel, no rx awake patch it is important to remember the children of Palestine, no rx awake patch because Rachel knew and Rachel taught us that it is about the people of Palestine, no rx awake patch not about Rachel. “We know that the people of Nablus have suffered for many many years, no rx awake patch and have suffered many many losses that are like our loss, no rx awake patch except they go on and on for them.” … The protesters carried 122 black balloons, no rx awake patch to commemorate the 121 Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Israeli army Operation Hot Winter, no rx awake patch as well as one for Rachel Corrie. No rx awake patch The also carried Palestinian flags and pictures of those killed in Gaza. Representatives from many organisations in Nablus addressed the crowd, no rx awake patch including the Women’s Committee; Tanweer Centre for Cultural Enlightenment; and Centre for Global Consciousness; as well as Palestinians whose family members had been murdered by Israeli forces. No rx awake patch Many spoke of the links between the occupation of Palestine and the occupation of Iraq, no rx awake patch demanding freedom and justice for both. These connections were also expressed by Rachel Corrie, no rx awake patch which she wrote to her parents from Palestine before she died, no rx awake patch which her mother Cindy shared with the crowd, no rx awake patch “I think freedom for palestine could be an incredible source of hope for people struggling all over the world.’’ http://inpursuitofjustice.wordpress.com/