By Jonathan Hoffman
August 26, 2012
On Tuesday the verdict will be announced in the civil law suit in Israel brought by the parents of ISM (International Solidarity Movement) volunteer Rachel Corrie against the Israeli government. Already the Rachel Corrie Foundation (run by her parents and others) has scheduled a publicity event and is using the occasion to fuel its anti-Israel campaigning. Cifwatch has lifted the lid off the ISM - the organisation for which Corrie was working - whose purpose is to transform the Arab-Israeli conflict into a battle against Israel by the rest of the world. Here's what Thom Saffold - a founder and organiser of the ISM - said after Corrie's death:
It’s possible they [the protesters] were not as disciplined as we would have liked,” Thom Saffold, a founder and organizer of the International Solidarity Movement, said in a telephone interview from the group’s base in Ann Arbor, Mich. “But we’re like a peace army. Generals send young men and women off to operations, and some die.”
The facts: On 16 March 2003 the IDF was engaged in a routine mission to level terrain and clear debris near the border, a preventative measure aimed at removing cover for terrorist attacks. The IDF used two D-9 armoured bulldozers and one command APC. Each bulldozer was manned by two IDF personnel: a commander and an operator, each of whom was an experienced bulldozer operator in his 30s.
On March 16, several ISM protestors entered a closed military zone and interfered in this routine mission. The IDF attempted to remove the protestors with shock grenades, tear gas and warning shots. After these multiple warnings and attempts to remove the protestors, the protestors still refused to leave the site.
ISM protestors claimed that the driver of the IDF bulldozer saw Rachel Corrie standing in his path and ran over her deliberately. In fact:
•The bulldozer driver did not see Rachel Corrie – and was not aware of her proximity to the bulldozer.
•Rachel Corrie was standing behind an earth mound and was obscured from the bulldozer crew’s view.
•There was no direct contact between the bulldozer and Rachel Corrie
•Rachel Corrie’s death was a result of injuries she sustained when earth and debris accidentally fell on her.
•The irresponsible and dangerous conduct of ISM activists — blatantly ignoring IDF warnings, refusing to leave the area, and purposely putting themselves in harm’s way — was a major factor leading to the tragic result of this incident.
•The D-9 armored bulldozer used by the IDF to clear terrain has an extremely limited field of vision. Because of the height of the D-9 bulldozer — more than 4 meters/12 feet — the D-9 bulldozer operator has a limited line of sight and cannot see anything on the ground that is closer than 30 meters/90 feet.
Rachel Corrie's death was a tragic accident - unlike the deaths of these Israeli Rachels, all murdered in cold blood:
JUDGE RULES CORRIE'S DEATH AN ACCIDENT
Summary of Judgment:
"What on earth was Rachel Corrie doing in front of an Israeli army bulldozer in the first place?"
"Put ISM On Trial for Rachel Corrie's Death"
Amazing how MSM is still being duped by the ISM false photo chronology and photoshopped pictures:
Now read what the Corries' lawyer - the one they selected and hired - said on PA TV in July: that Nazi Germany's founding was legal but Israel's founding was theft
Lawyer Abu Hussein: "Nazi Germany was a state based on the rule of law for a short while... the State of Israel was founded from the start on robbery and theft"