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Rachel Corrie, US activist crushed by Israeli bulldozer

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli security forces stand guard during a demolition of a Palestinian home. (File Photo: AFP)

An incredible act of bravery against a ruthless occupation, an activist, there to expose Israeli crimes

I feel like what i am witnessing here is a very systematic destruction of people's ability to survive And that is incredibly horrifying.

Rachel Corrie, Activist

The 23 year old activist Rachel Corrie from Olympia Washington was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on its way to demolish yet another Palestinian home in a dark corner of Gaza near the border with Egypt.

To her family and eyewitnesses, her killing was intentional and that the driver of the bulldozer could not have missed a blond haired foreign activist wearing an orange fluorescent jacket.

To the Israeli courts, however, It was merely a regrettable accident thus her case was closed.

But the debate over her death caught on and Rachel Corrie became synonymous with solidarity for the Palestinian cause.

Rachel Corrie, as with a number of other people who have borne the brunt of Zionist attacks are a symbol only in the West for people who have bravely allied themselves with the Palestinian struggle. I suppose that's the truth. She's a symbol of resistance.

David Miller, Spinwatch

An example of how Rachel Cory's activism resonates with activists today is how non Palestinians are calling out Western media for glorifying Ukraine for things that Palestinians have been doing for years.

This is a clear illustration of the notion of worthy and unworthy victims. You know that the victims in Palestine are not worthy victims; victims in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian victims in the Ukraine are worthy victims. And this is the ideological system of the West, isn't it? To put it at a macro level, this is how our system operates. We don't see some people as being worthy victims unless they're on what we call "our side".

David Miller, Spinwatch

At a time of continued Palestinian disappointment over several Arab governments normalizing ties with Israel and the Western double standard over the crisis in Ukraine the legacy of people such as Rachel Corrie acts as a reminder of the many decades long Palestinian struggle for justice.

 


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