Friday, October 8, 2010

seven years seeking accountability

Rachel Corrie was killed, crushed by a Caterpillar armored bulldozer while protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in 2003. Now, seven years later, her parents are in Israel at a trial where they are attempting to get Israel to accept responsibility for Rachel's death. Here is a 50 minute interview with them (in early 2010) at a Jerusalem cafe which, though poorly lit, reveals them as the ordinary Americans they are, seeking closure for their courageous child and asking for justice to be done. The New York Times has a story on it.

I have heard that Caterpillar has suspended shipment of their D9 bulldozers to Israel until the Corrie case is resolved. The case can be followed here, see the heading "trial updates".

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