Rep. Darlene Hooley
April 3, 2003
As I have written to you before, I am deeply, deeply distressed over the death of Rachel Corrie, age 23, in the Gaza strip on March 16, 2003.
Contrary to what the Israeli government and IDF is saying, it appears from reading eyewitness reports that the driver of the Israeli Defense Force bulldozer that killed her KNEW she was there and ran over her deliberately. There are photos which show her in clear view of the bulldozer operator. She was using a megaphone and wearing a fluorescent orange jacket in broad daylight. She was using the same techniques that other protesters against the IDF house destruction program have been using for weeks. She identified herself to the driver as a non-combatant activist by climbing up onto the bulldozer to talk to the driver. See http://www.palsolidarity.org for details and photos.
This was no "accident". The killing must stop.
I urge you to support the Rachel Corrie Resolution (H. Con. Res. 111) introduced by Rep. Brian Baird (WA). And do not forget Rachel Corrie or the homes she was trying to protect.
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