Rachel Corrie’s family condemns Terrorist ‘israel’s Supreme Court’s ruling
The family of murdered US activist Rachel Corrie has condemned Israel’s Supreme Court for not holding the military accountable for her death.
On March 16, 2003, twenty-three-year-old Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while she was attempting to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the family of Corrie, exonerating the Zionist military of all wrongdoing. The family had challenged a lower court’s controversial 2012 ruling.
“Our family is disappointed but not surprised,” the Corrie family said in a statement released on Thursday.
“Nevertheless, it is clear that this decision, affirming the August 2012 lower court finding, amounts to judicial sanction of immunity for Israeli military forces when they commit injustices and human rights violations,” the statement added.
“Despite the verdict, our family remains convinced we were correct in bringing this case forward,” the family said.
“We urge the international community, and not least the US government, to stand with victims of human rights violations and against impunity, and to uphold fundamental tenets of international justice,” read the statement.
Rachel’s tragic death has inspired many international human rights activists to go to the Gaza Strip, which has been under a brutal Israeli siege since 2007.
Israel is demolishing Palestinian houses, but keeps on building illegal settlement units on the occupied Palestinian land.
The presence and continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle for the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.