Verdict in Rachel Corrie Lawsuit to be Announced August 28th Family to Hold Press Conference in Haifa
This is a big deal in Olympia because so many of us are connected to the Corrie family. Rachel was a well-known Oly activist. She was loved, she is missed. Rachel’s death in the occupied territories of Palestine welded the communities of Olympia and Rafah together
The verdict will be announced on the 28th in Haifa. On Wednesday, Aug 29th, we will have a video conference call with Craig and Cindy Corrie at Traditions Cafe at 6:30 pm. I hope that many of you will be able to join us at Traditions next Wednesday to support Craig and Cindy and to pay your respects to Rachel.
Here is a link the Rachel Corrie Foundation website if you want to know more. Here is an update and some background from the Corrie family:
Posted in News and Updates, Trial, Trial Press Releases on August 21, 2012 by trial.
(Haifa, Israel August 21, 2012) The verdict in the civil lawsuit against the State of Israel for the killing of peace activist Rachel Corrie over nine years ago will be announced August 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the Haifa District Court.
Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American from Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death March 16, 2003, by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9-R bulldozer while nonviolently protesting demolition of Palestinian civilian homes in Rafah, Gaza.
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The lawsuit, filed in 2005 on behalf of the Corrie family by attorney Hussein abu Hussein, charges the State of Israel with responsibility for Rachels killing and failure to conduct a full and credible investigation in the case.
The lawsuit is just a small step in our familys nearly decade-long search for truth and justice, said Craig Corrie, Rachels father. The mounting evidence presented before the court underscores a broken system of accountability tolerated by the United States in spite of its conclusions that Israels military investigation was not thorough, credible, or transparent.