Corrie trial continues in Israeli court November 4

Posted in News and Updates, Trial, Trial Press Releases on November 2, 2010 by .

Bulldozer commander to testify in plain view

(Haifa, Israel – November 2, 2010)– The Haifa District Court will continue hearings on Thursday, November 4, in the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie’s family against the State of Israel for her unlawful killing in Rafah, Gaza.

The bulldozer commander who was the second soldier in the bulldozer that ran over and killed Rachel Corrie is scheduled to testify, and is expected to do so in plain view. The driver of this bulldozer testified last month, but did so behind a screen, after government lawyers requested the court allow him to he do so for security reasons. However, because the commander’s face was already known to the public, the court ruled he would not be granted the same extraordinary security measures. [...]

Two other soldiers who were on the ground the day Rachel Corrie was killed, the operator of a second bulldozer and a platoon commander in an armored personnel carrier (APC) who were both at the scene, are also scheduled to testify , and are expected to do so from behind the screen.

The hearing is scheduled to take place between the hours of 9:00-16:00 before Judge Oded Gershon at the Haifa, District Court, 12 Palyam St., Haifa, Israel.

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