16 March 2014

Remembering Rachel Corrie on this sad anniversary

Today, March 16, 2014, marks the 11th anniversary of the death in Gaza of American student and peace activist Rachel Corrie.

This brave and compassionate young woman died at the age of 23 when she was crushed by a US-made Caterpillar D9 military bulldozer in Rafah while acting as a human shield, trying to stop the unlawful demolition of a Palestinian home. The Caterpillar's driver, working for the Israeli occupation, refused to stop.

And now, 11 years later, Israeli forces, still funded by our tax dollars, continue their human rights abuses against innocent Palestinian families and international sympathizers.

Learn more:

In 2004, Amnesty International published a comprehensive report on the Palestinian home demolitions from a human rights perspective.

Download it now: Israel and the Occupied Territories: Under the rubble: House demolition and destruction of land and property

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