On Sunday, the final witness, then-commanding officer in the region, Colonel Pinhas Zuaretz, was heard in the trial surrounding the death of poor Rachel Corrie, crushed by an IDF bulldozer in 2003, Aza.
Corrie, a 23-year-old pro-Palestinian activist from Seattle, Washington, was killed when she stood in front of the bulldozer on the Egypt border.
When the IDF cleared the soldier who crushed Rachel, claiming it was an accident, Corrie’s parents filed a civil suit against the army in 2005.
The trial opened in 2010 with 15 hearings and 22 witnesses. The verdict will be announced April 23, 2012.
Corrie was a member of the pro-Palestinian group, the International Solidarity Movement, different than the Muslim Brotherhood, members enter conflict zones in spite of Israeli bans and attempt to interfere with military activity.
While in the strip, Rachel sent a series of e-mails to her mother, four of which were later published by The Guardian and in January 2008 in a book called Let Me Stand Alone by W. W. Norton & Company.
A dramatic play was also based on her letters called, My Name is Rachel Corrie.
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