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Israeli Supreme Court to Hear Corrie Appeal – May 21, 2014

On May 21, 2014, a three judge panel of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem will hear oral appeal arguments in the civil, wrongful death lawsuit against the State of Israel and Ministry of Defense for the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie.

Members of the Corrie family will attend the appeal hearing.

See the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s trial page for case history, trial news, and any breaking updates.

More specific details about the appeal hearing will be added as the court date nears.

Please, check back soon!

Posted by on Apr 20, 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

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Verdict in Corrie Lawsuit Postponed

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 9, 2012

(Olympia, WA USA – April 9, 2012) – The announcement of a verdict in the civil lawsuit against the State of Israel for the killing of peace activist Rachel Corrie, which was scheduled for late April, has been postponed due to delays in the filing of closing arguments. A new verdict date has not yet been scheduled by the court, but is likely to be months away. [...]

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2012