(Haifa, Israel – July 10, 2011)– Craig and Cindy Corrie, the parents of peace activist Rachel Corrie, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Monday, July 11, at 11:00 at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem to discuss the conclusion of testimonies in their civil case against the State of Israel for their daughter’s killing, as well as next steps in their efforts to seek accountability. They will be joined by Rachel’s sister, Sarah Corrie Simpson, and Attorney Hussein Abu Hussein. […]
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Rachel Corrie, an American peace activist and human rights defender from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death on March 16, 2003, by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer while nonviolently protesting the demolition of Palestinian civilian homes with fellow members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), in Rafah, Gaza.
Since the trial opened in March 2010, 15 hearings have been held, with over 2000 pages of court transcripts recorded from 23 testimonies – including that of 15 Israeli military personnel, and four peace activist eye-witnesses with the International Solidarity Movement.
WHAT: Press Conference with family of Rachel Corrie and legal team.
WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pasha Room, American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem, 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem
The press conference will be held in English, with attorneys available at the conclusion for brief interviews in both Arabic and Hebrew. Oral testimonies in the case are scheduled to conclude in Haifa today.
For press related inquiries, contact:
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Phone: Stacy Sullivan (in Israel) at +972-54-280-7572 or +972-52-952-2143
Please visit the Trial Update page of the Rachel Corrie Foundation website for updates and related information.