Rachel Corrie has become the international symbol of bravery and justice.
From a very young age, she was an advocate for human rights.
When she became a young woman, she was a volunteer for a human rights organization that journeyed to Gaza. There, the mission was to save the homes of the innocent Palestinian families from the wrecking ball of the Israeli IDF demolition squads who were seizing land ILLEGALLY in Gaza.
Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist from Olympia, Washington, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer on 16 March 2003, while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition.
While peacefully protesting through “nonviolent action”, Rachel was murdered trying to save the home of a Palestinian pharmacist and his family. Although she was completely visible in plain sight wearing fluorescent clothing, waiving her arms, while her team of peaceful activists shouted out through their megaphones with pleas for the driver to stop, they were ignored.
Rachel’s bravery will never be forgotten. Everyday, more and more people become aware of Rachel’s work in Palestine, and the positivity she left behind.
Her parents have tirelessly been working for the last 10 years to bring justice for the shocking and disgraceful behavior shown by the Israeli and American governments regarding Rachel’s murder.
Watch this short video, a Tribute to Rachel Corrie. Thanks.
You can assist Rachel, her parents and supporters by spreading this video and learning more about her. Please visit the Rachel Corrie Foundation: http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org or Rachel Corrie Foundation on Facebook.