Saturday, April 16, 2005

Rachel Corrie's Parents File Suit Against Caterpillar, Inc.


Posted by Hello

It turns out that Rachel Corrie's parents, along with the Seattle University Human Rights Clinic, have filed suit against the Caterpillar company for selling it's modified bulldozers to the Israeli Defense Forces.

“CAT is aiding and abetting war crimes, and so it can be held accountable for foreseeable consequences of those crimes,” said Gwynne Skinner, adjunct professor at the SU Human Rights Law Clinic and primary counsel on the Corrie case.
Corrie was killed Mar. 16, 2003, in Rafah, part of the Israeli-occupied territory of Palestine. She was a part of a nonviolent group working to promote Palestinian human rights, namely trying to intercept and end illegal bulldozing of Palestinian homes by the Israeli Defense Force. She was standing in front of a home belonging to the Nasrallah family when the bulldozer hit.


Whether the particular bulldozer that killed Corrie was actually attempting to demolish a home at that time is in dispute. "Of course, Israel was using the bulldozer not to 'demolish homes and endanger people' but to destroy a tunnel that Palestinian Arab terrorists were using to smuggle in weapons from Egypt, for the purpose of murdering Israeli civilians," writes the opinionjounral.

1 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, Blogger fred said...

poor misguided Rachel went to a poor misguided college and now her poor misguided parents continue their anguish. I feel sorry for them . But....

 

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