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Israeli Supreme Court Decision Anticipated in Coming Months to Year in Corrie Case

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Members of the Corrie family attended oral appeal arguments before the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 21, 2014, in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the Government of Israel for the Israeli military’s 2003 killing of Rachel Corrie in Rafah, Gaza. Appeal arguments filed by the family attempt to overturn a 2012 lower court verdict. A final decision from the Israeli Supreme Court is not anticipated for months to a year and will be rendered in writing.

News of the decision will be posted to the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s website, Twitter, and Facebook pages as soon as it is available.



Posted by on May 22, 2014

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Israeli Supreme Court to Hear Rachel Corrie Appeal on May 21


Nine years after filing a civil suit against the State of Israel for the wrongful death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie, her family will have their appeal heard before the Israeli Supreme Court on May 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Jerusalem. The appeal, which will be argued by attorney Hussein Abu Hussein, challenges the Haifa District Court’s August 2012 ruling which concluded that the Israeli military was not responsible for Rachel’s death and that it conducted a credible investigation.

Posted by on May 12, 2014

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VIDEO- Cindy & Craig Corrie interview from “Breaking the Set” RT-TV

On January 19, 2013, Cindy and Craig Corrie were interviewed by Abby Martin of “Breaking the Set” on RT-TV about their lawsuit seeking justice for Rachel’s death, the ongoing Palestinian struggle, and activism.  Below is the full video of the interview:

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2013

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The deeply disturbing Israel court ruling on Rachel Corrie

THE SEATTLE TIMES – by Cindy Corrie

Special to the Times: Op-Ed

Last month, in a deeply disturbing ruling, an Israeli court dismissed the civil lawsuit brought by my family against the state of Israel for the wrongful death of my daughter Rachel Corrie.

Born and raised in Olympia, Rachel was a human rights defender and peace activist killed in 2003 by an armored Israeli military bulldozer as she stood for hours, visibly and nonviolently protesting the Israeli government’s policy of civilian home demolitions in Rafah, Gaza.

The home Rachel and her friends from the International Solidarity Movement defended was eventually demolished with hundreds more in mass-clearing operations to create a buffer along Gaza’s southern border.

Our lawsuit was not a solution, but rather a symptom of a broken system of accountability within Israel and our own U.S. Government. Despite a promise from Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for a “thorough, credible, and transparent” investigation and repeated calls from the highest levels of our government for such an investigation to occur, there was no diplomatic resolution. According to the U.S. State Department, its calls “have gone unanswered or ignored.”

[link to full article at The Seattle Times]

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012

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Verdict in Rachel Corrie Lawsuit to be Announced August 28th – Family to Hold Press Conference in Haifa

(Haifa, Israel – August 21, 2012) – The verdict in the civil lawsuit against the State of Israel for the killing of peace activist Rachel Corrie over nine years ago will be announced August 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the Haifa District Court.

Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death March 16, 2003, by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9-R bulldozer while nonviolently protesting demolition of Palestinian civilian homes in Rafah, Gaza.

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2012