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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 05:17 GMT

Rachel Corrie's 15th anniversary of death


( MENAFN ) The global icon of solidarity with the people of Palestine, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American peace activist was killed fifteen years ago by an Israeli bulldozer that was preparing to demolish a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.

Mistakenly assuming that her foreign features and blonde hair would deter the bulldozer, Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.

In a letter sent to her family from Gaza shortly before her murder, Corrie described the Palestinian suffering she witnessed.

"No amount of reading, attendance at conferences, documentary viewing and word-of-mouth could have prepared me for the reality of the situation here," she wrote. "You just can"t imagine it unless you see it."

The fight for justice shown by Rachel and the recollection is not going to be forgotten and will remain recalled by those fighting the war there's peace and of injustice and human rights abuses that plague the Palestinian people until the occupation is non-existent.

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