Palestine · Political

Activist killed by bulldozer during protest

March 16, 2003
Rafah, Gaza Strip
23-year-old activist Rachel Corrie is killed while trying to protect a Palestinian house from being demolished by a bulldozer by an Israeli soldier

Witness accounts vary depending on the witnesses’ personal bias: the Palestinian side claims the soldier deliberately ran Corrie down while the Israeli side claims the soldier was unable to see her due to obstructed vision in the bulldozer. An Israeli military investigation, as well as a subsequent civil lawsuit for a symbolic US$1, ruled the death accidental.

A somewhat graphic image of Corrie directly after the incident is below. Discretion is advised.

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