Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Blog

Nearly 11 years after Rachel Corrie was killed by a bulldozer in Gaza, the Israeli Supreme Court is set to hear her case this week. In 2012, a lower court in Haifa, Israel ruled that the Israeli military could not be held accountable for the circumstances of Ms. Corrie's death. The decision was widely condemned by human rights groups. The Corrie family appealed the Haifa court’s decision, claiming that the court willfully ignored and misinterpreted key facts of the case. Ms. Corrie was in Gaza to protest the demolition of Palestinian homes along with other activists. The case touches on the rights afforded by international law to civilians in conflict zones – and the pursuit of justice for a US citizen killed in a foreign country. The Corrie family will be in attendance, along with representatives from the U.S. Embassy.

A performance of My Name is Rachel Corrie, a play drawn from the diaries and e-mails of Rachel and staged around the world, will be presented in Hebrew tonight, Monday, May 19, at 21:00, at the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa. It will be followed by a panel discussion with the Corrie family, moderated by human rights lawyer Michael Sfard. For more information, visit The Coalition of Women for Peace, which is sponsoring the event.

Wednesday’s somber occasion is an important step towards justice for the Corrie family.

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