The Israeli Court System on Trial: The Rachel Corrie Appeal

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by Katherine Gallagher


"On March 16, 2003, 23-year old human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while protecting Palestinian homes in Gaza from demolition. For the past 11 years, Rachel's family has sought accountability for her killing, while also shining a spotlight on Israel's ongoing violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the widespread impunity Israeli officials enjoy. This week's appeal hearing before the Israeli Supreme Court will likely signal whether there will finally be a modicum of justice for Rachel -- and a measure of accountability to be had in an Israeli court. ..."

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