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  Elul 18, 5772 , 05/09/12

Shurat HaDin: Rachel Corie's Family Should Sue ISM

Rather than sue the State of Israel, the family of the late Rachel Corrie should sue the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestinian Authority, stated the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center. Last week Israeli courts exonerated the Israel Defense Forces after the Corrie family accused them of deliberately running her over with a bulldozer. Corrie, a visitor from the United States was protesting in Gaza as bulldozers were clearing an area thought to be used for planting explosive devises. Corrie, as a member of the International Solidarity Movement, said she was protecting Gazan residents. Israeli courts said she knowingly stood in harms way and refused to move despite being warned. The further ruled that the bulldozer had no way of seeing her and the death was accidental rather than malicious. 
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of Shurat HaDin stated, "Rachel Corrie's parents should sue the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) for being responsible for their daughter's death."

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