More than 14 years after the death of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, still no justice for Corrie or for the occupied Palestinians:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the Corrie family and all peace loving people across the world in commemorating the killing of human rights activist Ms. Rachel Corrie.
Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003. At the time she was killed she was trying to peacefully block the Israeli authorities from illegally demolishing a Palestine home in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Since her brutal killing, the Corrie family as well as Rachel’s friends and supporters have devoted their time, energy and effort to keep Rachel’s legacy of fighting for justice alive.
Rachel Corrie is an American hero who advocated for peace, justice, liberty and freedom for all. In an email to her mother sent on February 28, 2003 Rachel wrote: “I should at least mention that I am also discovering a degree of strength and of basic ability for humans to remain human in the direst of circumstances – which I also haven’t seen before. I think the word is dignity. I wish you could meet these people. Maybe, hopefully, someday you will.”
“There is a lot of hatred and anger in the world but there are also wonderful and thoroughly decent human beings who are trying to change the world for the better, peacefully,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Rachel was one of these exceptional people who lived her ideals and made the ultimate sacrifice. She is sorely missed,” concluded Hamad.
To learn more about Rachel’s legacy and to donate visit The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice’s website: http://rachelcorriefoundation.org/
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