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Rachel Corrie's family bring civil suit over her murder in Gaza http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qUFDMUpk9jE/ScCbQnSD-RI/AAAAAAAAQpE/fDgZcvepqR4/s400/1237315008rachel_corrie_smiles.jpg Parents want case to highlight events that led to American activist's death under Israeli army bulldozer Peace activist Rachel Corrie died while protesting in front of a bulldozer trying to destroy a Palestinian home in Rafah in March 2003. The family of the American activist Rachel Corrie, saw palmetto in us who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza seven years ago, saw palmetto in us is to bring a civil suit over her death against the Israeli defence ministry. http://anikakhan.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/rachel-corrie-flag-shrouded.jpgThe case, saw palmetto in us which begins on 10 March in Haifa, saw palmetto in us northern Israel, saw palmetto in us is seen by her parents as an opportunity to put on public record the events that led to their daughter's death in March 2003. Saw palmetto in us Four key witnesses – three Britons and an American – who were at the scene in Rafah when Corrie was killed will give evidence, saw palmetto in us according the family lawyer, saw palmetto in us Hussein Abu Hussein. The four were all with the International Solidarity Movement, saw palmetto in us the activist group to which Corrie belonged. Saw palmetto in us They have since been denied entry to Israel, saw palmetto in us and the group's offices in Ramallah have been raided several times in recent weeks by the Israeli military. Now, saw palmetto in us under apparent US pressure, saw palmetto in us the Israeli government has agreed to allow them entry so they can testify. Saw palmetto in us Corrie's parents, saw palmetto in us Cindy and Craig, saw palmetto in us will also fly to Israel for the hearing. A Palestinian doctor from Gaza, saw palmetto in us Ahmed Abu Nakira, saw palmetto in us who treated Corrie after she was injured and later confirmed her death, saw palmetto in us has not been given permission by the Israeli authorities to leave Gaza to attend. Abu Hussein, saw palmetto in us a leading human rights lawyer in Israel, saw palmetto in us said there was evidence from witnesses that soldiers saw Corrie at the scene, saw palmetto in us with other activists, saw palmetto in us well before the incident and could have arrested or removed her from the area before there was any risk of her being killed. "After her death the military began an investigation but unfortunately, saw palmetto in us as in most of these cases, saw palmetto in us it found the activity of the army was legal and there was no intentional killing, saw palmetto in us" he said. Saw palmetto in us "We would like the court to decide her killing was due to wrong-doing or was intentional." If the Israeli state is found responsible, saw palmetto in us the family will press for damages. Corrie, saw palmetto in us who was born in Olympia, saw palmetto in us Washington, saw palmetto in us travelled to Gaza to act as a human shield at a moment of intense conflict between the Israeli military and the Palestinians. Saw palmetto in us On the day she died, saw palmetto in us when she was 23, saw palmetto in us she was dressed in a fluorescent orange vest and was trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home. Saw palmetto in us She was crushed under a military Caterpillar bulldozer and died shortly afterwards. A month after her death the Israeli military said an investigation had determined its troops were not to blame and said the driver of the bulldozer had not seen her and did not intentionally run her over. Saw palmetto in us Instead, saw palmetto in us it accused her and the International Solidarity Movement of behaviour that was "illegal, saw palmetto in us irresponsible and dangerous." The army report, saw palmetto in us obtained by the Guardian in April 2003, saw palmetto in us said she "was struck as she stood behind a mound of earth that was created by an engineering vehicle operating in the area and she was hidden from the view of the vehicle's operator who continued with his work. Saw palmetto in us Corrie was struck by dirt and a slab of concrete resulting in her death." Witnesses presented a strikingly different version of events. Saw palmetto in us Tom Dale, saw palmetto in us a British activist who was 10m away when Corrie was killed, saw palmetto in us wrote an account of the incident two days later. He described how she first knelt in the path of an approaching bulldozer and then stood as it reached her. Saw palmetto in us She climbed on a mound of earth and the crowd nearby shouted at the bulldozer to stop. Saw palmetto in us He said the bulldozer pushed her down and drove over her. "They pushed Rachel, saw palmetto in us first beneath the scoop, saw palmetto in us then beneath the blade, saw palmetto in us then continued till her body was beneath the cockpit, saw palmetto in us" Dale wrote. "They waited over her for a few seconds, saw palmetto in us before reversing. Saw palmetto in us They reversed with the blade pressed down, saw palmetto in us so it scraped over her body a second time. Saw palmetto in us Every second I believed they would stop but they never did." While she was in the Palestinian territories, saw palmetto in us Corrie wrote vividly about her experiences. Saw palmetto in us Her diaries were later turned into a play, saw palmetto in us My Name is Rachel Corrie, saw palmetto in us which has toured internationally, saw palmetto in us including to Israel and the West Bank. Other foreigners killed by Israeli forces Iain Hook, saw palmetto in us 54, saw palmetto in us a British UN official, saw palmetto in us was shot dead by an Israeli army sniper in Jenin in November 2002. Saw palmetto in us A British inquest found he had been unlawfully killed. Saw palmetto in us The Israeli government paid an undisclosed sum in compensation to Hook's family. Tom Hurndall, saw palmetto in us a 22-year-old British photography student, saw palmetto in us was shot in the head in Rafah, saw palmetto in us Gaza, saw palmetto in us in April 2003 while helping to pull Palestinian children to safety. Saw palmetto in us In August 2005 an Israeli soldier was sentenced to eight years for manslaughter. James Miller, saw palmetto in us 34, saw palmetto in us a British cameraman, saw palmetto in us was shot dead in Gaza in May 2003. Saw palmetto in us He was leaving the home of a Palestinian family in Rafah refugee camp at night, saw palmetto in us waving a white flag. Saw palmetto in us An inquest in Britain found Miller had been murdered. Saw palmetto in us Last year Israel paid about £1.5m in damages to Miller's family. Original source : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/23/corrie-death-law-case