Rachel Corrie, an American student and human rights activist from Olympia, Washington was crushed to death in 2003 by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip while nonviolently trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family's home. Despite high-level Israeli promises for a "thorough, credible, and transparent" investigation into Corrie's death, nobody has been held accountable and the Corrie family has yet to receive a credible explanation.
At the advice of the US government, the Corrie family filed a civil suit agiasnt the Israel Ministry of Defense in Haifa District Court. This Thursday the case, which has been ongoing since March of 2010, will feature the testimony of the driver of the bulldozer which killed Corrie.
Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of Rachel Corrie. They reside in Olympia, Washington, where they carry on the work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice. The Corries travel frequently to the region and are recipients of